My daily life was filled with so much shame and humiliation… (not even mentioning the excruciating pain)
At work my friends started to laugh every time I picked something as they knew what’s to come…
And they would literally wait until I drop the heavy object because my knees can’t keep up.
So… I laugh too… but deep inside I feel embarrassed.
I became the weakest link of our entire construction unit. And I absolutely hated it.
I can’t afford to take any days off and I can’t afford a surgery either.
My family depends on me. But my knees made it impossible to be the husband and father they deserve.
I was dreading walking up and down the construction site - let alone lifting and moving things around.
I would put on a happy face for my superiors and pretend everything was okay.
But it quickly became evident to everyone around me that it wasn’t.
I felt like an 80-year-old man, even though I was still in my 40s.
So, if you’re like me - suffering from knee pain, osteoarthritis, or stiff and sore joints, I really FEEL you.
And I want you to know it’s not your fault.
No one chooses to have knee pain and osteoarthritis. But some people choose not to do anything about them.