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I have fibromyalgia, polymyalgia andosteoarthritis in both knees and hips. I am currently waiting for an mri scan before a tkr on my right kneeI'm really struggling at the moment with horrendous pain from my knees as well as the fibro and PMR. I am walking with one elbow crutch as I struggle with two.
We go to a pub quiz on a monday night with some friends we've known for over twenty years and another couple we met at a previous quiz a couple of years ago. I really have to force myself to go as I'm tired and in pain but once there I really enjoy myself. The couple we've not know for as long don't have a family (well she does but the girls in their 20's don't have anything to do with her) their lives revolve around her job and their hiking at weekends. Tonight she told me that she has it on good authority that the best thing for arthritis is walking. She had arthrits in her toe and had a cortisone injection and was told to walk and she has had no pain since. I said that when your knees are bone on bone walking is painful. She wasn't convinced and now I'm fuming!!
I want to tell her to read up on fibromyagia and polymyalgia but she'd probably scoff and say it's a made up condition like yuppy flu!
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