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Physio !!!

Morning peeps, I've had fibro for over 20 yrs, also have osteoarthritis in most of my body, had knee replacement 12 was ago, after 5yrs of fighting for it, because of my age (47) plus post op infections, so when I had it done, I thought yeah, this will be great, eh no, joint not moving properly, I have 6wks to get it going, if not I will need op for manipulation., sounds worse than it is, but in an effort to avoid this, I've been having physio every week. However, went Monday for session, physio reads notes, I explain yes, I have fibro and explain that since op I'm having major flare-up, so we start doing the exercises, I explain that I really can't move my knee past 70 degrees, (needs to get to 110), just won't go and pain is excruciating, at which point she says you really will have to just push through the pain wtf !!!!! I can barely stand having clothes touching my knee, can't do the ice packs, to reduce swelling, as it feels like someone setting my nerves on fire, can't do anti inflammatorys as only have one kidney, lady knows all of this, yet still insists yes I could move it more if I tried, what chance do we have, as fibro sufferers if the professionals just either don't get it, or don't want to get it ???? No-one sees the battles we face every day, I am past the stage of constantly having to explain both myself and this shitty illness (excuse my language) I ended the session saying, yeah I'll keep trying and I will, but not past the stage where my body is screaming stop and I know I have pushed myself too far. Feeling frustrated and thinking, if only they could step into our bodies for a few hrs, they would totally get it. Rant over, have a gd day peeps, x

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Should read 12 wks ago, darn autocorrect !!!!


hear hear you know your own body and do they think you enjoy the pain, you just want to get better I know!


I want to genuinely and sincerely wish you all the best of luck.

All my hopes and dreams for you



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