What helps you get through your OA?

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Since I've had this horrible OA I've been finding it so hard (like a think a lot of others with OA) to get on with life. It's always been a struggle just to manage daily tasks.

My OA is in most of my joints and as you all know the pain is just awful. Well, despite it all,  my life changed just a few weeks ago when my family and I decided to adopt the dog we've all be wanting! I'm still in so much pain but she gives me that reason to get up walk around the neighborhood which I never had before.  She may be a rescue dog, but she has sure rescued me as well! 

Beginning of the discussion - 6/25/20

What helps you get through your OA?

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@painman Hello painman, thank you for starting this discussion! I'm so glad you've got a little furry friend to help you! Animals can be such a wonderful addition to the family and help us in so many ways!

Hello members, I hope you don't mind that I've tagged you. Let's share! What or who helps you through your worst days with OA? Do you have a friend, family member or a pet like painman? Are there any particular activities or hobbies you enjoy that help you? Feel free to share with us all here!
@Angeila40@Stephanie5521@marlajf@Laurag@ngbrewster@prdstrbution101@Kenya692@Orcas2lov@Charlene@klosslau@AshokkumarGhai@Alove1008@christianpatty@kkadewole@kathymckenry@Khalid‍ 

Take care,

Courtney

What helps you get through your OA?


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@painman @Courtney_J My wife and I have started doing yoga together by watching videos and we're really enjoying it. It's really relaxing (especially the part at the end) and she's found that it's helped some with ease of movement in her knee. Hope all are well!

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@painman That's great that you've got a little furry one to keep you moving! I know what you mean, sometimes I feel like it's getting worse by the day. It's frustrating. Honestly for me it's just taking things one day at a time and trying to just enjoy every moment. I'm soaking up every nice bit of sun before fall comes and winter right behind it!

My family and grand children really help too. It was hard when we were 100% stuck at home, but now that I've figured out video chats and I'm able to at least get out of the house a bit (with a mask of course) I'm doing better.