I have Osteoarthritis and have had since I was about 30 I live on painkillers and use a wheelchair when I have to (i have fibromyalgia too). What ever you do try to keep positive I know its really hard but sometimes you just need to try & calm yourself. The feeling that you can no longer do certain things for yourself can be very distressing but if you let it get to you it will feel ten times worse. So smiles and careful hugs to you. PS do you mind if I add you to my friends on here?
Drugs! is that good enough word for you? Feel for ya... 20 years of sports has left me with some serious pain, but not to that level... yet..