Welcome to the team.You will get a lot of support here. I know exactly what you mean when you talk about OA pain. I have it in my spine, both knees, and I'm having both hips replaced in September. Work with your doctor, and try to remain as active as you can.
Call me Sandi ! I live in Southampton, NY.
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I was diagnosed with OA and Fibromyalgia in 2008, after a serious car wreck. I have been in 17 wrecks in my 54 yrs, some my fault, some not. I know, I don't understand it either! but they have done serious damage to my neck, and the very first wreck, I was only 15 and a passenger. I broke my lower lumbar, (back), clean in two, the Doc's say --- without severing the spinal cord. I had to learn to walk again. they said I could not have children , I had 2, but the later nearly killed me and her. They also said I would have very bad arthritis when I'm older. I do, in every joint except my elbows. I am very over weight, and have realized if I don't get it off, I , not only will not be around long. But I want to get a life back. I am so thankful I found this sight, just roaming around the net one day (last wk.), so I'm on a few sparks teams and am tyring to keep up with it all and still learn the sight. and still exercise! On top of all things, although, I am on a very fixed income at this time I'm looking around for a place to share. And will hopefully make many friends here. I need you!!! This stuff is painful.
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