Love your name! Oh you lucky sonofagun...I'd give anything to have joint replacement surgery; however, all the specialists I've consulted throw me a big fat "NO" until I am at least nearing 50. (I'm 26)
Hey, BEST WISHES!!!!!!!! I can't cross my fingers for ya'...but...I'll go bang a gong for wellness & speedy recovery of your surgery!
I feel for how you are saddened by the hand thing with the RA. My work depended on the skills & accuracy of hands...well you know the rest I'm sure.
To grasp a toothbrush is an achievement.
As a hobby now I have begun to oil pain again (like you know yourself, you start a project & then the thumbs & hands get so bad you have to put it down) for months at a time too.
So welcome to our little gang here at healing well. we sure can empathize with you & we know where you're coming from.
Please write us back along the way to the surgeries & thereafter when you are able!
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Active Severe Rheumatory Arthritis. Crohns Disease. A.Chiari Malformation.
Meds: Remicade 600mg Q3weeks; 6MP; Avelox; Zolfran; Entocort; URSO Forte; Dilaudid; Oxycodone.