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PostSubject: This is what really bad arthritis looks like   Sat Oct 11, 2014 10:57 am

This is what 'Er indoors had to put up with.  Both hands were equally as bad.

  

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PostSubject: Re: This is what really bad arthritis looks like   Sat Oct 11, 2014 11:05 am

This is after an absolutely brilliant surgeon got to work.

   

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PostSubject: Re: This is what really bad arthritis looks like   Sat Oct 11, 2014 11:10 am

Final result a few weeks later.

  

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PostSubject: Re: This is what really bad arthritis looks like   Sat Oct 11, 2014 11:28 am

that's a vast improvement Andsome, is she still in pain as much?
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PostSubject: Re: This is what really bad arthritis looks like   Sat Oct 11, 2014 11:58 am

She no longer gets much pain now, but obviously has to be very careful  The surgeon removed her knuckles and replaced them with plastic ones, about five years ago.  Since them there has been some slight deterioration and slight distortion is re-occurring, but nothing like before the operations.  The left hand was done several months after the right, to give her time to regain some strength.  She dare not punch me now, so she just moans at me. cool

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PostSubject: Re: This is what really bad arthritis looks like   Sat Oct 11, 2014 4:38 pm

Wow , that's incredible! I'm going to sound thick but I never knew they could do things like that andsome.

Your wife must have suffered horribly before ... I'm thinking of the inability and the frustration at the inability to do the most basic everyday things like gripping and holding things .... never mind the pain.

She must have felt like she'd got her life back and her independence.
I can't imagine how miserable she must have felt.

ps. She doesn't need to punch you ... giggle couldn't she just trip you up?
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PostSubject: Re: This is what really bad arthritis looks like   Sat Oct 11, 2014 6:00 pm

What's been done there is fantastic... Thanks for showing us andsome.
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PostSubject: Re: This is what really bad arthritis looks like   Sat Oct 11, 2014 6:12 pm

Is it Osteo or Rheumatoid andsome ?
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PostSubject: Re: This is what really bad arthritis looks like   Sat Oct 11, 2014 6:43 pm

Such a shame all your wife went through before her surgery andsome, how marvellous though what has been done since.
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PostSubject: Re: This is what really bad arthritis looks like   Sun Oct 12, 2014 8:30 am

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Is it Osteo or Rheumatoid andsome ?


It's Rheumatoid.  She has negligible pain in her hands now, but her ankles are painful, and she is now developing osteoporosis in her back, but the specialist says that he can help her.  The arthritis itself is no longer anywhere near as bad since she has been on a drug called Humera.  It is an anti TNF drug.  I have to give her an injection once every two weeks.  Thank goodness for our much maligned NHS, the treatment costs £10,000 per annum.


http://www.arthritisresearchuk.org/arthritis-information/arthritis-today-magazine/150-autumn-2010/success-of-anti-tnf.aspx

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PostSubject: Re: This is what really bad arthritis looks like   Sun Oct 12, 2014 8:36 am

That's brilliant andsome
I have friends with Rheumatoid Arthritis and I know what pain and discomfort they go through.
I'm glad your wife is getting the care she needs yes
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PostSubject: Re: This is what really bad arthritis looks like   Sun Oct 12, 2014 2:52 pm

Wow your wife's hands looked so painful, and what a fantastic job they have done, I had never heard
Of that operation before.
I am so glad for her.
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