Hi everyone. I have had it for 35 years. I was diagnosed with it in both feet when I was 15 and have had 2 joints fused in my right in Feb 2013.

Having more pain in other smaller joints in the same foot, and the left foot has gotten so bad, there are days when I have to use a cane just to get to the bathroom! I was also diagnosed with Crohns disease in 2010 and because of it and the meds I am on I can't take any inflammatory drugs. I took Aleve for years before being diagnosed, but I'm so limited to pain meds, and Tylenol does nothing at all when I have a bad flare up! I'm also not able to do the job I do because of being on my feet all day on cement floors and In workboots. This damn disease is so debilitating! I know I will probably have to have the other foot fused, but I'm not looking forward to it! I had a rough time with the first foot.I'm hoping to find some hope here, and talk to some others who are going through the same thing I am. I feel for my husband some days, he is so helpful and supportive. Why does it seem so much to ask for no pain?

8 Answers

debora.p
Answered 8 months ago    reply


I can’t sleep at night, that’s how bad the pain is too. Hubby is supportive but he doesn’t know what I’m going through.

flore.munoz
Answered 8 months ago    reply

I had 2 hours lastnight ...I know its frustrating for my hubby to see me like this and not be able to do anything for me...he went and got my cane for me this morning because I couldn't walk to the bathroom without help!


tova80
Answered 8 months ago    reply

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flore.munoz
Answered 8 months ago    reply

Thankyou everyone!


f.patrice
Answered 8 months ago    reply

Hi Florencia!!! Welcome!!

flore.munoz
Answered 8 months ago    reply

Hi Patrice thankyou!


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