Time waiteth for no man……

Well, it happened, first rheummy appointment, I hardly slept the night before, left home early and ended up in the hosp cafe I was so early! I sat and drank my latte and got called early for another hand scan (I’m 2 on the 0-3 scale), straight into the office, meds sorted and all done in a few mins. I’d sent madam off to the shops to wander and I arrived to ‘oh I thought you’d be another hour or two?’ She was not best pleased!

I waited many years to get some positive action, I have been asking for blood tests for a long long time, turns out I’m zero negative and it was all over in ten mins, anticlimax or what!

it’s a grin, honest!


  • stickywicket
    stickywicket Member Posts: 27,606

    Airwave, quite a few people are seronegativè which does make diagnosis harder. However, you've now got yours, and your DMARDS (which are you on?) and, with luck, things will improve.

    As for a rather miffed wife - I don't think medical science has the answer yet!

    If at first you don't succeed, then skydiving definitely isn't for you.
    Steven Wright
  • frogmorton
    frogmorton Member Posts: 29,023

    Well done Airwave

    all this time being fobbed off🙄

    awful really, but well done.

    I am also seronegative, but huge swelling and being stuck in position as well as a slight fever etc helped me get diagnosed.

    Take care

    Toni x

  • airwave
    airwave Member Posts: 579

    I’m on 200mg of Hydroxychoroquine Sulphate for the first 60 days. I understand this is a milder less invasive med, I do seem to be falling asleep a lot though? I’m not sure of what will happen after 60 days?

    it’s a grin, honest!

  • airwave
    airwave Member Posts: 579

    I asked a few questions which nobody wanted to answer, maybe it’s up to Versus Arthritis to collate them and answer for the many?

    it’s a grin, honest!