X ray result today... Neurosurgery.

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Ok. Not only do i have ra, but also sciatica, osteoarthritis / degenerative, ddd. Wow. Neurosurgeon added to my care team! Just wonderful. (Sarcastic)

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    Oh the sciatica is both sides too! Wtf chuck
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    I know, it somehow comes with the territory.  Keep your sense of humor, some days it is all you got! 
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    Oh Jamie - I feel you you, never comes as good news does it, even though in the back of your mind you know something is wrong.

    I have Psoratic Arthiritis, to all effects same as RA, or thats what the rheumo tells me, also have double hip replacment due to OA, stenosis of spine which we all have to varing degrees in our 60's, and ruptered disc L5-S1, bulging disc L5-L4, and lessor bulging disc L4-L3.

    Hip specialist told me in no uncertain terms to live with the problems I have rather than go down the surgery route, work with physio's and muscle building, and only as a last resort consider spinal surgery.

    Physio and muscle building has worked with non-weight bearing exercises in the local heated pool, and given me alot of relief of pain to the point the last few months have not had to take any painkillers.

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    What hospital u under?

    I hope you don't mind me asking how old are you and have you had these problems long

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    Sucks to be you!,,, I mean, sucks to be us!

    After all, we are RA.

    Sorry that was kind of pathetic.


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    hello Jamie.

    bloody hell. are you going for world record in pain stakes? and I thought I'd got problems! still look on bright side. could be worse.you could've had a very bad cold as well ;-) all the best Jamie, keep going, stay cool. ivan.

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    Sorry to hear that Jamie 😲I feel your pain. Feels like you've

    Got someone else's share of pain.

    OA follows along with RA, apparently it causes damage to your

    joints. I am waiting for a knee replacement within the next 3

    years but hope to put it off as long as possible,

    It doesn't help you I know keep your chin up ( unless your neck is painful) 😉😃

    Sorry couldn't resist that.

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