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Hi, my name is welshange!

welshange Member Posts: 1 Listener
I have arthritis, I have had a new hip but need a new knee.   \I will not have this done, was told I needed to lose two stones anyway.  At 71 and disabled and every step painful how can you do this.  I was managing the knee OK by straightening it up but last week getting out of the car, I think I must have twisted my other knee, I was on the walking aid for two days and the pain is bad.  I take co-codamol 8 a day but it dowsn't touch this new twisted knee.  Any suggestions, should I try and put it straight myself and how?  or what p;ainkillers would work for it.  I take glucosamine and CBD oil 900 also.  Apart from that I am lively and chipper and have a hoist in my car to lift my scooter in the out for gong to town.  I love Mr Tesco who brings me all I want every week for just £1.  I have family nearby in the same village and many friends.  I do miss my wonderful gentle loving husband who passed over 18 minths ago riddleld with cancer, it was so unfair.  But I have so many things to be thankful for, I live in a lovely village in Ceredigion, have plenty of space and wonderful views.  I want for nothing so I am very priviliged.  I am very happy to have joined this group.


  • steve51
    steve51 Member Posts: 7,153 Disability Gamechanger
    Hi @welshange

    Good Evening it’s time to meet you today.

    Please please let me know if I can help/support you in anyway?????
  • thespiceman
    thespiceman Member Posts: 6,389 Disability Gamechanger
    Hello @welshange   Pleased to meet you welcome.

    Like what you have written so positive. I understand the emotions of losing a loved one. The community I am sure will always be here to give you any support. With words of comfort.

    Thank you for joining and sharing.  So sorry what has happened.  I would contact your Doctor.  Please can I say we are not medical professionals.

    You have come to the right place for support. Lots of information and advice.

    I understand want to remain independent.  Please can I make a suggestion speak to AGE UK. They would be probably interested in giving you any additional support you might need.

    Have a helpline 0800 055 6112 something to consider.  Very informative website.

    I am like you have my shopping delivered to my home. By TESCO marvellous is it not. Lovely warm gents who are very supportive.

    We unpack together have a chat all helps.

    Pay a sub each month and mind is rested.  Wish I had gone on line earlier.

    I am one of the team of community champions here to guide and offer anything I can help with.

    Please ask if we can advise on anything. We are a friendly, supportive community. Care and share.

    Hope that helps and remember if feeling lonely always here some one to chat. Talk what ever you wish to. About anything you want to.

    Pleasure to meet you

    Take care


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  • Ami2301
    Ami2301 Member, Community Co-Production Group Posts: 7,945 Disability Gamechanger
    Hi @welshange welcome to the community! :)
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