I need to get this off my chest you are the only people who understand
I had a Sleeve gastrectomy in December I've lost a substantial amount of weight, (11.8 stone) which I'm happy with however (unsure if related to surgery) my RA is just awful at present, DAS Score 7.1, it feels like every joint is awful, swollen and very sore, I really thought that loosing weight would have helped.
I am taking methotrexate sc 20 mg about to start cimzia (I thinks hats the name) I can only tolerate liquid pain killers since surgery and NSAIDs are a no no.
I cried this morning as I realised dispite my alarm going of, I didn't have to struggle into work, as my consultant has advised me to have time off, I am sure my manager will be very unhappy with me but i physically cant continue like this. I'm frightened and concerned that this will never be under control and I'm realistically not going to be able to continue in my job for much longer. I'm 38 yet feel 98 most days. Reluctantly I shall use my crutches it just make me feel like I'm advertising the level of pain I'm in, showing a weaknesd and even feel like I'm loosing the positivity battle with this blasted condition.
Cheers for listening