Introduce myself

Hi,

I joined not long ago to see if anyone had had a certain surgery but felt I should introduce myself as I intend to hang around on here.

I hope this is in the right place :)

So I'm 23 years old and live in Cambridge. From the age of 9 I suffered with pain in my knee joints which got worse year after year. When I was 20 I was diagnosed with Chondromalacia Patella. It's controlled (Mostly) with Physiotherapy but as it's getting worse each year I'm hoping to have the surgery done.

At age 10 I was diagnosed with Plantar Fisciitis which also flares up time to time. Age 21 I was diagnosed with Costochondritis which I will admit is bad most days and sometimes causes me to collapse. I'm also hypermobile but that honestly doesn't cause too many issues.

I get sciatica most days following a minor car accident last year.

I have a lot of other pains that are undiagnosed. Such as sharp abdominal stabbing, lower back pains, shoulder pains etc.

I live with my partner who is 40, we don't have any children, just our pets. I feel bad for him as he has a broken spine following a motorbike crash years ago but he never complains when he comes home and finds me collapsed in pain unable to get up. I honestly owe a lot to him and the kindness and care he provides me without me even asking for help.

I'm hoping I will be able to help give some tips to other members while I'm here although in all honestly, I've not had much done for my issues. I don't like admitting my weakness and I hate hospitals so haven't had much advice myself after getting a diagnosis from the doctor.

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See an Alexander Teacher. There is potential for you suffering from a number of postural issues and muscle control as a result of your condition. An Alexander Teacher cannot cure what you have but they can enable you to reduce the discomfort.

Hope this helps.

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Thank you for the suggestion. I've never heard of it but have had a little Google. Sounds most interesting and is something I'd be interested in trying. Looks as though the closest one to me is an hour away - I may look into having the lessons on my day off from work. Thank you again for the suggestion.

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