I have osteoarthritis only in my left knee... spent 50+ days already in hospital this year..I do not want to go back! I cannot straighten my leg.. Now not taking any pain relief as I took 'heavy' medication for 3 months and still could not weight bare. Due to inactivity and being bed bound I developed multiple blood clots on my lungs... Have to take medication now for the rest of my life (Apixaban). I have joined this group for some advice... I really don't know what to do..I JUST WANT MY LIFE BACK!! Walking is really hard...not too painful in my knee, my back pulls now. I have anemia and have no stamina let alone energy... I need to lose weight as my knees cannot cope...how am I to lose weight if I can hardly walk?? I currently live in a disabled household too. Husband and daughter both have spinal conditions, (should say I am young 43!) I believe it or not am their carer!! Anyone have any advice? or suggestions as to what I can do??