I know I've not posted or commented but you have been in my thoughts & thank you for the messages to check on me!!x
I have had a struggle on my hands emotionally & physically which I know you can all relate too.
I was eventually seen as an emergency by a Rheumy Consultant on 20th Dec. For once it was a reasonable pain day ... Well until the attempted bending, prodding & poking started!!
She wasn't prepared to restart me on mtx without discussing it with my Dermatologist because I'm on Ciclosporin
That's the reason my GP wouldn't & sent me to the Rheumy as an emergency, typical but better to be safe than sorry, I have to agree!! I was thoroughly examined & as I had said to her, I don't have any swelling & my markers are low but my pain isn't.
During checking my hips & knees she heard the clunking that caused me to get it xrayed in the summer. She said the xray doesn't match up with wot she's hearing & feeling so has ordered an mri of my spine & hips. My 1st for arthritis. I'm not too sure wot she thinks it'll show. I will see a rheumy again once the results are back from that.
I had a large steroid injection in the hope it would 'tide me over' to wen I'm hopefully started on that biologic, she had heard of it, it's fairly new & she said the patients already on it are doing well so far ... So I'm really hoping that my Dermo gives it the go ahead wen I see her
I'm in a FM flare at the moment too. It started slowly in november but my baby Grandaughter, Amelia, was hospitalized in early December & the stress & worry kicked it into high gear. I was frozen with fear, I completely shut down ... It's making me teary just typing this .... Thankfully it wasn't meningitis & after a couple of days on antibiotics & a drip she was given the all clear & allowed home!! I cried like a baby, I don't usually react like that to such situations, I'm a tad concerned I've turned into a simpering wreck :shock:
Mum & my niece came to us for Christmas dinner. Mum didn't want anything to be the same this year, it was too painful for her. My oldest sister had a star, in Andromeda M110, named after my Dad as an Xmas present for Mum. I will admit it had us all misty eyed, how thoughtful!!
I'm going to take some photos of the star map so I can find it with my telescope & once I'm able to find it easily I will take the scope around to Mums so she'll be able to see it too. I will attempt to photograph it thru the telescope but I don't know how successful I'll be!!
I think I've waffled on for more than long enough. I'll finish by saying that I hope you all enjoyed ure Christmas & I wish you all a more pain free & less stressful new year!!
Thank you all for the support you've given me throughout my time here.