where do I start???? ok here goes. In July after starting on Enbrel in April, I scored a das score of 124 - yippee. But I am not in remission, for me it has translate as no flares, I still have daily aches which I take cocods & codeine for, but less than before. Other wise I have been quite well and to reach this point for me took about 18 months.
Returned from center parcs last Friday and it was brilliant. I swam, even managing to go down the flumes, had a lovely spa day and it was a week of leisure and rest. In fact I was so active, I came home with muscle strain in the back of my right thigh, which has just eased up over the last couple of days.
Work have not been so understanding and I am loosing my job due to all the time I have of in the past 2 yrs with ra. I'm just gonna look for another teaching post next year. I'm trying to stay positive, but confidence in teaching has been severely knocked. Before you all start saying that can't happen, they are not going after me via health, but competency instead. It transpires that I'm negotiating to leave with references via the unions. They, my head has used competency even though its very weak to get rid of me. But the real reason is the amount of time I have had of. I've been expecting it though and I hated the school, so there is no loss on my part there. I won't be the first and I certainly am not the last!
My eldest has been home with us for most of the summer hols and he also came on holiday with us. I've love it when he comes home as I feel whole again. Unfortunately he'll returns back to uni early September. Boy I'm gonna miss him all over again.
Sorry I've not written in ages, I've been busy with my new found health, I have though tried to keep up with the blogs.
Take care and I must say hi to Sylvie & T - hope you are well. Summer I hope you have started your anti tnf and scoucer thanks for enquiring about me on fb
Keep safe and well
The pic is of me 2011 oh hols in Italy (Vatican gardens) just before I got diagnosed with ra, hence the wrist supports).