About Me: Female, 57, birmingham, AL, member since Apr 2010
hi , I was dx with arthritis 3 yrs ago . sence then it has stolin my life , I still hav the desire to do things , I like beading , gardening , bike riding but,. the pain in my hips are severe ,the attacks stop me in my tracks .breathing hurts the spazimes twist my hips
[More] ,back , and internal organs , it has made my kidneys to bleed .this has made me not want to live , anything to stop the pain ,the depression gets real bad ,cronic pain makes me shun social events , because people cant understand ,they give advice, "just start walking , bla bla" my hip pain limits my activitys
Thanks for the kind compliment - what can we do but "keep smiling" - sometimes it helps! POTS, NCS, with other issues
are not the WORST things in the world I guess - but it's really nice to talk to other people for support. Keeps a person going!
Would enjoy keeping in touch and hearing about other people's issues - so nice to know one is not alone with these
mysterious illnesses and syndromes. Cheers! lazylady39 (alias Helene - and yes, the 39 stands for my birth year!) :)
Welcome to our Pain Mangement Community! I am glad that you joined us and look forward to getting to know you.
Your mood says, "This pain makes me angry." Boy many of us know that feeling. Chronic pain suffers often go through the grief cycle which includes anger. I've been there.
Our community members are supportive and informational. I hope we will be able to help you sort through your anger and other feelings. It has helped me to share.
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