I'm not sure if I mentioned but my rheumy flagged up some problems with my ankle MRI and referred me to an ortho. I went today and got some more information. Originally, my rheumy thought there was no inflammation but he said there was inflammation and fluid. I also have an osteophyte (big lump of bone.) He suggested a steriod injection in the joint that he thinks is the cause of the pain. If I get symptom relief, then we know we have identified the problem joint and he'll do surgery to shave off the bone. :???: If it doesn't, he said I may need a steroid injection in another one of the painful joint. It's all a bit confusing but he's seeking a 2nd opinion from a radiologist, so I may have more answers soon. Whatever happens, he feels surgery is in the near future.
I'm apprehensive. I'm not going to worry too much about an operation but it's niggling a bit. I'm glad it's going to get sorted though and that's the main thing.
Going to appointments is exhausting! Dinner, TV and bed for me.