Hi from a new member

cakegirl Member Posts: 50
edited 3. Jan 2012, 04:25 in Living with Arthritis archive

hi everyone

just thought i would register as a new member of this site although not a newbie to arthritis.

i'm 37 and started off with palandromic arthritis when i was 24, over the last 13 years my diagnosis changed to inflammatory arthritis and now to *looking to be rheumatoid* (their words).

my affected joints are ankles, knees, hips, shoulders, wrists and fingers.

medication wise i currently take metho, folic acid, diclofenac, codeine and paracetamol and steroid injections as required.

i'm a (very) busy mum of two gorgeous girls (7&3) and have recently left work to pursue my dream of working for myself and running a cake business which i have been doing since september this year and it's going well (although sometimes difficult and my other half is a godsend for kneading, lol).

anyways, look forward to chatting and helping (where i can).

all the best for new years

cakegirl xx


  • jean123
    jean123 Member Posts: 642
    edited 30. Nov -1, 00:00
    A very Happy New Year to you and your lovely family, cakegirl.

    Jean (forum supervisor)
  • dreamdaisy
    dreamdaisy Member Posts: 31,520
    edited 30. Nov -1, 00:00
    Hello cakegirl, it's nice to meet you though I am sorry you have had to find us. I hope you enjoy a pleasant New Year's Eve and that 2012 sees your new business flourishing. I wish you well. DD
  • CJHunter
    CJHunter Member Posts: 1,038
    edited 30. Nov -1, 00:00
    Hi Cake girl and welcome.
    Hope you get the medical help and support you need and support from the lovely people on here.

    Happy New year to u.xx
  • tiggernut
    tiggernut Member Posts: 339
    edited 30. Nov -1, 00:00
    Hi Cakegirl nice to meet you.
    I know how difficult it can be to bring up children with RA.
    I was diagnosed at 30 just after my second son my first son was 3 at the time.
    Good luck with your cake business My huaband and I also run our own business we make wooden letters.

    Happy New Year to you.
    Anita x x
  • kellerman
    kellerman Member Posts: 741
    edited 30. Nov -1, 00:00
    Hello Cakegirl,
    I haven't been diagnosed yet but just wanted to say welcome and a happy new year to you.
    The folks on this forum are fantastic and I hope to see you posting any time you feel you need to...no problem too big or small...some-one is always here to listen.
  • skezier
    skezier Member Posts: 11,333
    edited 30. Nov -1, 00:00
    H Cakegirl,

    Glad you found the forums though sorry you have the diagnosis. I hope 2012 will be a kind year t you and the cake business will do well for you. Nice to meet you Cris x
  • bubbles
    bubbles Member Posts: 6,508
    edited 30. Nov -1, 00:00
    Hi Cakegirl, what a wonderful name, we love cake. Welcome to the forum, look forward to your posting. Best wishes to you and yours for 2012 and that the business goes leaps and bounds. XX Bubbles
  • cakegirl
    cakegirl Member Posts: 50
    edited 30. Nov -1, 00:00
    Thank you all for the lovely warm welcome.

    I look forward to chatting along and hopefully offering some advice from my own personal experience where possible.

    Happy New Year xxxx
  • traluvie
    traluvie Member Posts: 2,579
    edited 30. Nov -1, 00:00
    Hi Cakegirl..

    MMmm i love cakes lol
    Welcome to the forum luvie, i look forward to seeing you around..x
  • hileena111
    hileena111 Member Posts: 7,099
    edited 30. Nov -1, 00:00
    Hi Cakegirl
    Welcome to the forum
    My OA is in hips, spine, neck and ankle
    I take paracetamol, naproxen and 1 15 mg codeine at night
  • bubbadog
    bubbadog Member Posts: 5,544
    edited 30. Nov -1, 00:00
    Hi Cakegirl, Happy New Year and welcome to the forum! Look forward to reading your posts!
  • tkachev
    tkachev Member Posts: 8,332
    edited 30. Nov -1, 00:00
    Hi Cakegirl,

    Good luck with the business and glad hubby helps with the kneeding. It is lovely to be able to work for yourself although I expect you will still come under pressure.

    If you can make a London bus I may be a future customer!


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