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11 months 1 week ago #27730 by Michael
Michael replied the topic: R U OK Today?
Harpy like yourself I have lived with pain a long time, around 30 years, I have had surgery three times on my lower lumbar and bilateral hip replacements, in the last 3 years I've had three lots of nerve block injections that have helped but the relief lasts less each time. With long term chronic pain I now also deal with depression and anxiety, also my neck is calcifying and has very little movement. I have been on many different pain relief medications, some have worked but the side effects were horrible. The body pain won't kill me so for the past year I have concentrated getting my mental health liveable and that is working out ok.

I'm waiting on an appointment to see a pain clinic.

Hope everyone is having a good day.

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11 months 1 week ago #27731 by Harpy
Harpy replied the topic: R U OK Today?
Michael,
Wow both hips, did you still get pain from getting new hips, hopefully the pain goes when the old ones go? I always been curious, I need a new knee but I can cope with that pain and still can walk. So it's a way off.
Glad to hear your getting your head right.
Do you have any do-able hobbies?
I am struggling to find something fun to do that doesn't leave me in bed for days.
Harpy

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11 months 1 week ago #27732 by Michael
Michael replied the topic: R U OK Today?
Harpy, regarding my hips I no longer get the grinding pain I did before their replacements but the flexibly has definitely decreased, a combination of a back that won't bend and legs that won't raise to compensate.

In my younger years I always tried to stay active, I was a gym fanatic and did anything to keep me fit but I wonder how much I accelerated the wear and tear of my joints. These days I live a very sedentary life, I have become a bit recluse, many of the friends I once had i no longer see, and I don't have any inclination to socialise. I'm lucky to have a wife that is capable of doing many things around the house that would normally be deemed a male job, but I'm old school and I'll still attempt to do things knowing full well I will pay for it afterwards, but what doesn't kill you is supposed to make you stronger. :-)

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11 months 1 week ago #27733 by Johnno
Johnno replied the topic: R U OK Today?
You two remind me of two old blokes sitting on a. Park bench.
1st bloke: when I was lad if you got a migraine they'd give you 2 panadol sand send you back to work
2nd bloke: luxury we'd cut a finger off and we'd glue it back on with super glue and went back to work
1st bloke: aye and the kids of today wouldn't know about pain

as long as I wake up alive I'm happy
Because it could be worse

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11 months 1 week ago #27734 by Michael
Michael replied the topic: R U OK Today?
excuse me if it sounds like I'm complaining, & I'm sorry for interrupting your day.

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11 months 1 week ago #27735 by Harpy
Harpy replied the topic: R U OK Today?
Michael ,What you say at the end is true, what doesn't kill you makes you stronger,
Well i recon that makes me Arnold Schwarzenegger , lol I am as strong as an ox,
Lol
Johnno please make that an old couple , as I am a female, lol
Harpy

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