Hi. I have been looking and trying to answer others when I can but haven't blogged for a while. Anyway further to the lump on my wrist went back to doctor who was very shocked about how the rheumatologist spoke to me, he couldn't understand why he didn't take the report from the radiologist more seriously. He sent me to see a wrist specialist to see if they could operate. Went to appointment & the doctor tried to get some fluid out, (wow that was very painful) but couldn't. He was very nice & so helpful, he also felt that my hands show signs of RA. He has now referred me to a trauma & orthopaedic surgeon. I am having a scan next week & then seeing the consultant a couple of weeks after that. The thing I am very worried about is if I do have RA and this particular rheumy is not willing to take all the other doctors words seriously, is he doing me harm? Would I be having an operation or should I be on DMARDs to stop the damage to my hands & feet? Would DMARDs make the lump disappear? My hands are getting worse much faster nowadays, both thumbs are bad, I have around nine lumps on my knuckles, non on the tips all are on lower knuckles. I wake in the morning & it takes me a long time to do anything in the morning. I ended up in tears the other day because I couldn't even open a bag of salad & this was in the evening. Added to all this is the fact that both my shoulders are giving me hell now as well. Sorry about the long moan, it definitely helps to get it all out though! Franbie x
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