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Post by Original Quill on Fri Jan 29, 2016 9:15 pm

I'm on the board of directors of a transit company.  It's an old story.  People who are confronted with the limitations of age often become disappointed, and even bitter over their loss of mobility and agility.  They see any offer of help as not only a reminder of their fragility, but as a challenge to their independence.

Wait 'til someone tries to put you into a conservatorship or warehouse you in a seniors' home...takes your car keys away, or has to change your diapers.  Very often, we don't do well by our parents.

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Post by Original Quill on Sat Jan 30, 2016 4:22 am

Stormee wrote:Her main problem appeared to be PAIN, I could see her face contorting, not age or though she was older than myself.


Lol. I can sympathize with that. My arthritis can put me in a foul mood on bad days.

Anyway...who knows what scripts she's playing in her mind. You did the best you could.

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Post by Raggamuffin on Sat Jan 30, 2016 8:00 am

Stormee wrote:Lots of people I know have arthritis, drives me mad at times, seems to move around ones body, comes with old age for most of us.
My friends hands/fingers have gone a hideous shape with it.

That depends on what sort of arthritis it is.

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Post by Ben Reilly on Sat Jan 30, 2016 8:09 am

Getting old sucks. You can feel your whole body going out of tune ...

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Post by Ben Reilly on Sat Jan 30, 2016 8:53 am

Stormee wrote:
Raggamuffin wrote:
Stormee wrote:Lots of people I know have arthritis, drives me mad at times, seems to move around ones body, comes with old age for most of us.
My friends hands/fingers have gone a hideous shape with it.

That depends on what sort of arthritis it is.

I did not know there were different types Miss Ragga.
I know it travels around ones body.

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Post by Original Quill on Sat Jan 30, 2016 3:56 pm

Stormee wrote:
Raggamuffin wrote:

That depends on what sort of arthritis it is.

I did not know there were different types Miss Ragga.
I know it travels around ones body.

There are two types:

Rheumatoid arthritis (RA): a chronic disease that causes pain, stiffness, swelling, and loss of function in the joints. It occurs when your immune system, the system that protects your body from outside harm, mistakenly starts attacking healthy tissue.

and...

Osteoarthritis (OA): sometimes called degenerative joint disease or “wear and tear” arthritis, osteoarthritis (OA) is the most common chronic condition of the joints. It occurs when the cartilage or cushion between joints breaks down leading to pain, stiffness and swelling. pain.

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Post by Raggamuffin on Sat Jan 30, 2016 7:11 pm

There are other types of arthritis which are not related to autoimmune diseases or wear and tear.

For example, crystal arthritis - gout and pseudogout. Lyme disease can lead to arthritis too.

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Post by Raggamuffin on Sat Jan 30, 2016 7:27 pm

Stormee wrote:Seeing the words in print I realise I do know of such types of arthritis.

Thank you anyway.

A lot of people with arthritis tend to just call it "arthritis" and don't seem to have a clue which type it is. The treatments are very different though.

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