Hi everyone, my name is Julia and I was diagnosed with RA at the age of 29, I'm now 52. I have had numerous joint replacements, both hips, shoulder and triple foot fusion to name a few. I have been told i need my left hip replacing again and I am on the waiting list and have been for 16 weeks. Also, my other foot needs a triple fusion too.
I have over the years been in and out of work, mainly admin work, and i have had my current job for 10 months. Unfortunately, I have been off sick for 10 weeks now and I am depressed and feeling lonely and sorry for myself. I don't think I'll be going back and to be honest they won't miss me.
Anyway, I take lots of medication daily and inject once a week (biological). I feel constantly tired and my weight has ballooned to over 15 stone! I have no motivation to exercise and also find it painful. I'd like to hear how other people cope with the daily pain and fatigue, any tips would be great. Sorry to sound so negative but, sometimes it's hard to be positive.
Hope to hear from you soon x