“I was in chronic pain and now you’re sitting there telling me I have osteoarthritis?” she said.
“Arthritis? I’m in my twenties – I haven’t got arthritis!” Alex shared, as she recalled her disbelief at the time.
Coming to terms with her diagnosis, she explained: “You have an image of that, you don’t think about long term, it’s like this big, fancy word, ‘osteoarthritis’. I’m like, ‘OK, how do I get onto the pitch on Sunday? Just tell me that.'”
“I’ve now got to live with this problem and manage it for the rest of my career.