Hi i have polyarthritus, in lower neck cervical spine right shoulder knees and both ankles, i had a total hi replacement 4 yrs ago, was successful but still get pain due to bursitis. Had the end on my right clavicle removed 8 months ago but still in pain due to muscle spasm and bursitis. I have severe brittle asthma, had numerous admissions to rests a &e and then admissions, on four different meds and 4 dif inhalers for breathing. I am suffering from severe depression currently on a mental health unit.
I have worked for the nhs for 34 yrs as a qual nurse, have tried to continue working but no longer feel able. my pain his high i an currently on cocodamol 30/50 1 gram qds, cannot take any other meds i.e. tramadol due to itching, naproxen etc due to asthma. I am awaiting a pain clinic appointment. I am seeing occupation health for ill health nhs retirement but from the things i have heard this is hard to get and i prob will not be offered it. I do has mho status so could retire at 55, i am 50 now, do not think i will last this long.
Any thoughts on above
Thanks suzy xxx