Dear all, thank you all so much for the support I've received on here, especially after my last post when I was feeling a bit low. You all are a truly wonderful lot and make me smile, laugh and cry but not always in that order and thank you all for sharing. Also there are a couple of you I didn't reply to at the end of my last thread as I got caught up with Christmas but I did so appreciate your comments and support, thank you.
I hope you all managed a great Christmas with family, friends and loved ones. Although I was feeling so low last weekend, I'm proud to say I made it through in one piece with the help of a bottle of port lol!!!!
I did see my gp on Monday about my test results which had showed that my crp and esr we're still rising after 6 months on mtx (yes I know that doesn't mix with a bottle of port, but I did share it!!). I asked about trying to bring my rheumy appt forward and he thought it wouldn't be possible and that the rheumy would want me to be on the higher does of mtx for a couple of months anyway, which although frustrating makes sense.
He said that he wouldn't consider further steroids to deal with the severe fatigue but would if my joints flared again too. So I'll keep battling on and fingers crossed whilst I can still cross them (a luxury I know you'll all understand). He said to give it a go back to work and if I couldn't manage to go back and see him.
As for my children, well I found a couple of moments when I was in control to try and explain the RA to them and they took it in their stride and have been great. My middle daughter is particularly helpful and can't do enough bless her at age 9yrs. I asked her how she got to be so special and she said she gets it from me ...awwww I really am a very very lucky lady to have such an awesome family.
So, I would like to wish you all well and hope that you're all enjoying this festive season and I look forward to more smiles, laughter and tears in 2014, preferably the laughter please.