I was shocked when last year I was diagnosed with osteoarthritis in both knees. I'm only 43! My knees have ached occasionally over the years but it hurts now to just walk, sit, stand or ride a bike. The pain is sometimes so massive it wakes me out of my sleep.
In order to keep the pain under control I require a daily dose of drugs for the rest of my life. I've been told it'll only get worse. Sometimes I feel so frustrated about this and worry about the future. I just can't believe there is no solution other than killing myself!