My poor feet..........lumps and bumps - swelling and bony changes.
"Don't worry" says rheum nurse "it's only bone" when I pointed out a painful lump on the top of my foot. ONLY??!!
I dread looking at them. I dread waking up and wondering what shoes I can force them into today. I dread even thinking the words "Rheumatoid Arthritis" because I don't want to be reminded what it's doing to my body. I dread getting older. This is my body at 26. What will it be like at 56, 76?!
I've had short bursts of quieter disease activity over the last 5 years but my feet and ankles remain the elusive problem. I know the damage is irreversible but there is active RA raging away despite Humira, MTX and Leflunomide. Is there any hope for actually getting this under control for a long period of time? It feels like it's slipping out of my grasp.