well folks my rhuemy must b reading this lot got my report today which reads arthralgia ?pseudo gout proable fibromyalgia multilevel spondylosis in cervical lumber spine mild moderate osteo/a hips both severe end stage degenerative changes medial compartment both knees other than that your good to go o and something cropped on none rhuemy hypogonadism i didnt so sorry ladies i am a dead duck well if you to give me your thoughts please do pauluk
update sort me out: well folks my rhuemy must b reading... - NRAS
It's all a bit overwhelming isn't it when we get a bit older and start wearing out. But I bet you have a few more years in you yet if you can keep that sense of humour!
Pseudogout - look at patient.info/bones-joints-m.... Commoner as people get older, can be a chance finding.
Fibromyalgia - diagnosis not much help to you ( you already know how much you are hurting) except to need regular light movement and pain relief
The rest are basically worn out joints as you said. You might benefit from knee replacements if they are "severe end stage degenerative changes medial compartment both knees".
Treatment otherwise is going to be possibly non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIs), with protection for your gut, other pain relieving techniques and medication, but mainly frequent small amounts of keeping mobile.
But you knew all that already - you only posted to keep us amused (and, of course to let off steam as we all need to do about the hand life deals us)!
Yes sounds like knee replacements are on the cards. Last time we heard from you, you were joining a weight loss programme to help with your weight and diabetes. Have you been successful? As that should make a difference to your new knees when you get them.
As OT says, the rest is largely age-related changes that happen to all of us.
yes i have lost weight about 5st which as caused diabetes 2 to go away do not fancy new knees at all sos but thats me as i can stand and move a bit and no wheelchairs i will manage i can except it that my lot in life seen to many with deep regrets about op for knees i know for every bad one there will be many good outcomes but not chance it whilst still somewhat mobile i would like few more stable yards extra if only 15/30 walk but i think thats gone now still what bugs me is physio which can be dangerous to likes of me and others in similer positions
physio with some conditions make it worse so i say tried it at least 3 times works ok at first but then all hell starts to happen as i said i have been very fit in my life and worked in pits so i dont cry off easy i dont want to say physio doesnt work but for some i think its dangerous could put me in wheelchair went terrible wrong last time and still paying the penalty for doing it