Newbie to the group and to arthritis

Hi there

I am new to the group after being walloped by RA about 4 month's ago. I'm 51 and have always been pretty strong but out of nowhere I was knocked for 6 with pain, swelling and stiffness. Within a matter of days I we as unable to walk, wash myself, get dressed and basically fend for myself. Despite being on a emergency list...4 months later I've still yet to be seen and have decided to pay for a private appointment which is in 2 weeks.

My main problem is each day can be totally different. I have good days where I can get about but then the following day my body shuts down and I can't move. Is this a common issue or am I perhaps doing something to flare it up. Regards in advance to Paul