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Date: 25.02.2009
From: Luke.

Subject: New to this forum.

Hello All,

Just found this forum and have been reading through various posts. I never realised so many people suffered from this disease.

Just been diagnosed as having Osteoarthritis at the base of my thumbs.

A bit of a blow to say the least since..of all things...I am a self employed motor vehicle mechanic..!

My doctor has advised me of the fact that I have, after 40 years in the trade, worn my hands out.

Am having problems operating a zip never mind a spanner. Have been signed off work for a month and been given anti inflammatory analgesic tablets.

Fingers crossed will have to wait and see how it goes.

Regards to all...Luke.
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Date: 27.02.2009
From: Jill

Subject: Re: New to this forum.

HI luke

That is painful in the thumb, I have it everywhere from neck down to my feet, I also have Trigger thumb and fingers", they all crunch! some of us might have arthritis issues less than others, but its individual to all of us, because Pain is Pain at the end of the day, fight it ok, Best I can say

Good luck and get some good painkillers from your GP
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