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.
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, 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.
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
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,
Johnno please make that an old couple , as I am a female, lol