Hi all, I'm a big proud fella mid thirties with a very high pain threshold I have sero-negative ra and gouty arthritis diagnosed around 2011, I find it very hard to get my point across to the doctors and nurses, I have always been worried about showing weakness to people which inturn makes me very stoic, there are a number of times I should have used crutches and didn't which only hurts more in the end, and all because of my stupid man brain, I am getting better at showing my feelings but it lead to my GP thinking I'm making a lot of fuss over nothing, but still ended up in hospital for a week and been off work for over 4weeks now still struggling to walk I'm self employed. I just wanted to voice what I'm going through somehow feel a little better, there is also a lot more to this story. Thanks for listening!!
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