Ii am newly diagnosed with Chronic Atrophic Arthritis similar to RA. My Rheumo states I am in the middle of another flare up
I have also got a number of lumps which I didnt show him, but reading the RA information , I came across nodues. My GP has already organised an ultrasound but she thought that one in particular is a fatty lump
However they feel very strange. I have one coming from my rib cage which feels like it has spread over a couple of ribs and does feel completely liike a lump now. The second is on my left side and has spread a little. I also have one on my inner forearm (elbow, inner side). They feel so strange. I am taking in information one day at a time. My GP has organised an opthalamist appt as I have an enlarged optic nerve on my left side. When I have pain on side of head it is also left side
I was wondering if any of these odd symptons sound similar to anyone.
I feel like I am putting pieces of a jigsaw together !!!!!!!
I really believe in empowerment and taking control and I dont just want to be at the mercy of the Rheumo and GPs. I want to take control a bit
I have a particularly bad day today. I found out 3 days ago re: dx
I told my partner this afternoon that I couldnt take the pain much longer. I am 43 and I feel older than my parents who are 62 !! I feel like my partner and her children are runnig a marathon and I am hours behind them. I keep trying to catch up and just do normal things but its hard. I miss using my brain at work ( I am off sick at the moment ). I miss doing daily tasks and not feel anything but normality !!!!!
Sorry I have rambled, the jigsaw pieces are all over the place at the moment