Progress on my RA journey!

I just wanted to share some good news with my friends here. For my 'new friends, I will recap- diagnosed with seronegative RA August 2016 after over a year of symptoms and five month wait for a rheumy. I started on MTX which was increased and am now on 15mg MTX, folic acid, gabapentin. I have had issues with frozen shoulder since March and have been in physical therapy for what seems like forever. But I have now been cleared to get back in a pool! I used to surf, so besides running, swimming is my thing. I am allowed to do breaststroke for 5 minutes and if that works, I can do crawl/freestyle and water jogging. I am so happy about this! All my work on therapy and working with my handful of specialist is paying off! Thank you Amy_Lee for you encouragement to keep moving! I can also do statiionary bike as long as I don't overdo. My goal is to get back to training for a mini- triathlon. This journey has not been easy or without pain and frustration. I have had a couple of falls recently that are requiring a vestibular/balance eval this week, but I press on! This is the closest I've been to my pre-diagnosis self that I have experienced and it gives me hope.🏃🏽‍♀️🏊🏻‍♀️🚴🏼‍♀️🥇😎

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  • Hi there good to see your progress is good after your injury and the water is great for the joints, I go swimming most mornings and I go to water aerobics 2 a week I'm also seronegative and on a Bisomar (Benepali) along with mtx both injections

  • That's good news. Everything feels so much better when you can get back to some normal exercise. Enjoy your time in the pool.

  • Whoop Whoop!! I'm so happy for you. Enjoy the new you!!

  • The water felt great! I made the first five minutes of breaststroke but couldn't do crawl/freestyle without pain so I did aqua running for five minutes. I finished with another five minutes of treading water and breaststroke. It's a start. I'm excited to add this to my list of things I CAN do🤠

  • Yea!!!! So proud of you!

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