I have a long awaited appt tomorrow at Bath hospital for Rheumatic diseases to see a rheumatologist. I've had steroid injections by the bucket load painkillers physio acupuncture you name it but nothing has helped. I'm 55 and can't do my job any more, it's very physical and quite dangerous as I work with chemicals. I'm off sick at the moment but I really hope I can retire early through ill health as my pain levels are off the dial most days. My right hand shakes badly and the fatigue wipes me out.
I really hope the rheumatologist can help me as my GP has as good as washed her hands of me 😭