Okay Here goes! An attempt to blog.

I’m currently sat on my butt (reason for my name choice for my blog site), its nothing new but I guess its nothing new for most people. However I am forever in that position because of my disability.
Here goes!

I have had osteoarthritis for over twenty years but I was doing really well until I had a procedure called an ostechondrital graft, I didn’t realise how big the surgery was and I spent 2 months in a splint, one month of which was non weight bearing but I pushed hard to recover and before I knew it I was off the crutches. That is when I thought all was well, however poor health and safety and poor planning at my place of work undid the surgery and more.
I ended up with a knee replacement, its not what I wanted, I did ask for an amputation because I knew that at my age a replacement joint last past ten years and I would then have a replacement replacement and ten years later an amputation. The doc was horrified that I would ask for an amputation and I eventually had the replacement surgery. I thought the surgery was the right choice because I managed to get the leg bending soon after but unfortunately the pain didn’t get better, in fact it became unbearable.

So here I am five years later and still in pain, because of that my hips have now gone and so has my other knee, in fact I’m in pain from the waist down, I am very thankful that my man bits do not hurt. I get out of bed at about 11am because the nights are bad and go into the lounge and sit on the settee and there I stay until 10pm. Its difficult to mentally cope with pain 24/7, its difficult to be stuck here whilst all around life carries on and its difficult because I feel like I have let the family down.

So I shall eat some of the time up blogging, I have a dry sense of humour, I love a good moan and so hopefully I can put that to good use.

Until next time!


By Zechariah Richardson

Over 50, disabled, husband, father and gramps who reviews products and writes blog posts about his life, beekeeping, gardening and whatever pops into his brain!

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