Surviving Arthritis #capeblogpost

Three years ago appendicitis symptoms changed my life forever.

It’s weird how while growing up we are led to believe certain things only happen with age and the older we get, we realise more and more that things can happen at anytime, any age and to anyone.I remember it like it was yesterday after two years of many tests and hospital stays I got the answer that I was searching for, for so long. After a bone density scan the orthopedic surgeon told me that I had arthritis throughout my whole body and as we know there is no cure only pain management. Being 25 at the time and married for 4years and having no plans for kids in the near future to me it felt like everything I planned for my life, for our life was no longer what I wanted it to be.I felt like I had lost the little control that one has in life.I must admit however I am one of the luckiest women on earth I have the most supportive husband and family ever.

It took me a while to get out of the slump I was in and start living again in all honesty that only started happening about 6months ago.Everyday things that we take for granted becomes a mission for me simple things as taking a bath, washing my hair, standing to do dishes and even bending to kiss my three adorable nephews has become a complication.

Although these days I live on painamol plus, Voltaren injections, ibuprofen, trepeline and tramadol thanks to this I look at things differently. I have learnt to look at life in a whole different way and have vowed to never take the little things for granted anymore.Life is short and we only have the one chance so make it count.

Candice

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