Hi, Appointment for my RA and OA after 9 months and a phone call to ask are they going to see me ??. I still have very stiff swollen hands and fingers, puffy ankles, painful elbows!!! Awaiting a spinal pain block. I saw a different doctor who told me that my hands were very swollen and I cannot describe the pain when touched. She then got my consultant to look and she said she couldn't feel any swelling. Also that I had 1 episode but my arthritis may come back. My husband and myself came away feeling that no one cared. I have reacted to 5 different drugs quite badly and we are wondering if they are a tad scared to try anything on me!! I also have a lung condition which is finally under control. I struggle to do daily tasks, poured a hot kettle over myself, dropped cups of tea, glasses etc. I have gone from being very active to being on slow release morphine for pain. Haven't worked for 2 years. Is it my imagination and am I going mad?? I never complain and just get on with it!! Sorry to moan but I am at my wits end!! Thanks if anyone reads this. Michelle
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