Arthritis really sucks at times, but I always try to remember something someone said to me once. (About my MS, but it works for arthritis, too.) I've got arthritis, arthritis does not have me. I remind myself of that on days when it's really bad and I feel myself starting to feel sorry for myself. As others have mentioned, exercise will really help you if/when you are able to do it, and keeping a decent attitude about your situation will only help you. Good luck with everything.
It's tough news. When I first found out I had RA I was pretty bummed but the more research I did the better I felt about it. I also discovered water aerobics, which was a lifesaver. Good luck to you! Don't give up!
Act as if what you do makes a difference. It does. William James
Exercise will truly help you maintain mobility, but you wan to talk to a physical therapist to assure you are doing the right thing, I jus went through both hips being replaced last year for me there was no more help, good luck
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Hi...physically, do exercise as long as it doesn't hurt, try to eat right and get enough sleep. Emotionally, try to remember that even though arthritis can affect your life, it's up to you to determine how much it does. If it gets you too down, don't be afraid to talk to someone about it. Depression and pain feed off each other. I hope you're able to find a good doc to work with too. Take care.
Blessed be. Becky
May I deal with honour, may I act with courage, may I achieve humility.--Dick Francis
And now here is my secret, a very simple secret; it is only with the heart that one can see rightly, what is essential is invisible to the eye. --Antoine de Saint-Exupery
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I found out at the beginning of March that what I thought was a rotator cuff injury was actually arthritis as well as no cartiledge left in the shoulder.
Today I found out that I have the beginnings of arthritis in both my hips and left knee. Has anyone got some good advice on how to handle this news? I don't mean to complain about this, as I know things could be a lot worse, but any advice is definitely appreciated.
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