I'm 43 and married with 3 kids.
In June I had what I thought was a burst Bakers cyst in the back of my left knee. I had the fluid drained and thought nothing more about it. However since then, every joint in my body has ached - fingers, wrists, knees, base of left foot and now shoulders and neck!
My rhemy did tests which should my inflammation levels are higher than average but not excessively. As I am not new to flare-ups (was diagnosed with chronic juvenile arthritis aged 7) my rhemy decided to put me on anti-inflams (arcoxia 90mg) and inject with kenelog when needed, as opposed to going down the Dmards route just yet.
I have been a puppy-walker for guide dogs for a couple of years but have put it on hold 'til this flare-up (hopefully) dies down. It's funny the things that I found difficult - little things like opening the cage door or trying to put on a fiddly little collar!
Confession time....I have been lurking for a little while and have found this forum to be incredibly informative and supportive, which is why I'd now like to join!
By the way, I chose the name Wibberley as that is the name of one of our guinea pigs!