My 85 yr old father fell 2 wks ago and is still very sore and has a very bad bruised knee. He is on 2 blood thinners and I was worried that he may have still been bleeding so I made a doctors appt for him. The knee is ok but I did talk to his doctor about dad's pain issues from arthritis.
My father was placed on SSDI at age 57 with the same back issues as my sister & I, so were all pretty much in the same boat. You can see the pain in his face everytime he gets up from a chair or when he is putting on his shoes & socks. Just breaks your heart!
Anyway, the doctor couldn't place dad on any nsaids with the drugs he is taking but did suggest giving him a general steroid injection to help with the aching and stiffness he experiences. Dad had the injection done and hopefully he will be feeling better, I'll check on him today.
When I told my sister this she stated that dad didn't need anything that it is just arthritis. She knows what it is like to have constant daily pain, just like dad and I do. He is 85 & still active but I unlike her can't see making him just live with it. I know what I feel like now and hate to think what the pain will be like in 30 yrs. Surgery is out of the question for dad due to his heart and his bones have become rather brittle. He's already had 2 back surgeries and a hip replacement.
I just needed to rant some after her comment. I know my sister loves our father but just because she won't take pain meds and chooses to just bear the pain doesn't mean our father has to.
DDD, osteoarthritis, facet syndrome, fusion surgeries C-5/7 & L-4/5 both in 2006, torn meniscus surgeries left knee 2000 & 2002, buldging disc L-2/3