I have suffered progressive arthritis for 5 years now,I'm 46 & in July 2011 i suffered a lisfranc fracture of the left foot which had to be surgically repaired with pins & a plate. I was in an air-cast boot for 4 months which caused a herniated disc & exacerbated my arthritis.
I have taken every drug possible to get rid of the pain,I have also endured 3 spinal injections. Nothing works for me,I have asked for a discectomy but the consultant says if the injections didn't work that wont either. I am now being referred to the pain management team. I have no life due to the chronic pain & i have 3 children,the youngest is 5 & a very sick 20 year old daughter to care for.