"I have never been offered additional help"
About: Queen Elizabeth University Hospital Glasgow / Orthopaedics Queen Elizabeth University Hospital Glasgow Orthopaedics Glasgow G51 4TF
Posted by Please help me sleep and walk again (as ),
I am one of many people with osteoarthritis I have been waiting since October 2018 for a hip replacement which I was told I needed right away. This was over a year ago. I went for my third pre op recently which I passed but now I have been told there is no date in the near future for surgery, I do know this Coronavirus is a terrible thing that has happened through out the world and I can understand why operations are being stopped as I am classed as non-urgent, but I am in terrible pain all the time, can’t have a nights sleep, in a wheelchair now, find it difficult to go to the bathroom.
I have had no quality of life for such a long time now, I was always an active person and for the past year and a half I have not had any kind of life, this has also affected my family really badly, I did not think I could live with such pain but I have - the struggle is getting worse every day, the NHS Glasgow and Clyde have never offered me any kind of additional help, just been told there is a waiting list and people in front of me. Makes me feel that it does not matter how much pain I am in, I have just to go away and accept it. I know my body can’t take much more of this pain and suffering. Everyone stay safe and keep well.