Owe, just owe!

Well, after several interventions my rheumie suggested yesterday that I go in today to have my knee sorted. The rheumie nurses were brilliant at responding to my messages on their help line. They acted immediately and phoned me again within the hour having spoken to my consultant.

Needless to say, my poor, very swollen knee and foot was checked by the very attentive and not at all rough registrar at cons request, who drew off an alarming amount of aspirate and then steroid injected the poorly bits.

I've not got a history of gout and my Utica acid levels were normal, but they're sent aspirate to cytology to check for crystals (if they find rubies or diamonds I'm keeping them 😂).

Another round of blds to check inflammatory markers and blood cultures.

Anyway, I'm sooo pleased they're trying to help, I was getting beside myself with pain, abdo pain, wobbly guts and feverish, but just at the moment I can barely walk! I'm hopeful once the steroids kick in (bad pun) that I'll be fit for London!!!!

At the moment though it's all just owe still!

I think of you all. I'm sure this is a familiar story! Not having a moan, just externalising my knee pain so it disperses in the wind!

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  • Thankfully needing to have knees aspirated is something I've managed to avoid -but friends with RA who have had this done many times say that it's very satisfying and relieving. Glad you got such good support so rapidly and I really hope that the steroids "kick in" and the rest disperses overnight in a gentle breeze.

  • I'm already feeling a bit better and I'm up with the kids. A long sleep was helpful 👍

  • So pleased - there's nothing like a good 😴 x

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