“I’m 28. WAAAYYY too young for osteoarthritis. This is something old people have to worry about.”
“This can’t happen to me, I’m still active and have BIG PLANS for my future.”
“Doctor. You have to be joking.”
“This isn’t funny anymore. Seriously…how do you make this go away?”
Those and tons of other questions stormed through my mind once I was diagnosed with arthritis. I still repeat the last one from time to time.
There’s the initial shock of being diagnosed with ankle osteoarthritis. Thinking that you’re too young and healthy for something like this to happen. Then, slowly, it’s the realization that you have no idea what to expect now that you’ve been diagnosed with ankle osteoarthritis. So you take to Google, maybe Reddit, Inspire.com or one of the other sites that talk about arthritis, to find out everything you can about
There’s a lot to digest and you’ll probably feel overwhelmed at times.