Falling Living with Chronic pain
I am 79 and have started falling more often – twice in the same week a couple weeks ago. Last Tuesday my doctor made xrays over much of body and found arthritis from neck to feet. Because of extent of arthritis on both sides hip or knee, etc, replacement can’t be done and I’ll have to live on walker and be as careful as I can to not fall and to live with the pain all over. In past I have tried to ignore the pain since the pain of the skin disease has been so bad it had to overrule other problems.
Pain meds and OTC meds cause bad constipation and severe spastic esophaphagus and I use seldom. If anyone has any suggestions I’d love to hear them. Hugs and God bless all of you. I believe my problems are small compared to most of yours.