I wrote last week that I now qualify for the anti tnf drug but have got to have a second high DAS score before I can actually go on it. I am still in complete agony, I can barely walk and luckily my work colleagues are taking it in turns to oick me up and take me home as I cannot drive at the moment as I can't even turn on the ignition.
Last Thursday I saw my GP who gave me treble the strength of a normal steroid injection prescribed by my rheumy nurse, it hasn't even touched my pain and has made no difference whatsoever. I'm now getting really depressed with this agonising pain and immobility, I'm normally a person on the go all the time. I rang my consultant yesterday and explained how I'm feeling and she still said that I have to wait until the 22nd Feb before they will do another DAS score. She has now prescribed steroid tablets which I shall get tomorrow. Just seeems so unfair that you have to be practically immobile and in so much pain before they are allowed to do anything.
Sorry for the moan but I feel that my life is passing me by at the moment, I'm 51 and have had this horrible disease for 13 years now and just wish I could do all the things I used to be able to do.
Thanks for reading