I have had all my blood tests and x-ray, the TB blood test came back failed, the nurse said it was the test that failed not that I have TB. I was asked to go for another blood test last Monday, I am hoping all the results come back clear. I have no idea how long it will take to get the results. I was told that the Consultant will have to write the prescription when he has the go ahead and asked me to call the clinic when I have my first injection.
I am so badly flared at the moment after stopping Enbrel, I can't wait to start the injections. Does anyone know how long it takes approx to get the results? I am going to call the Rheumy clinic this Friday to hear if the test results are back and OK!! The nurse thought it could be Bupa at home that will deliver the injections, but wasn't sure. Then I have to wait for a nurse to come to my home to show me how to use the injections. I have used Enbrel pens and Claxane syringes so I am not worried about giving myself injections. I had to chase up the delivery of Enbrel pens and the nurses visit when I first started the Enbrel injections, which is why I am concerned about how long everything takes.
I went to see my surgeon today regarding my prolapsed disc and some good news is that he feels I no longer need surgery due to the bulged disc has shrunk which showed up on my last epidural in January.
Finally some good news!! Now if I can only get my RD sorted and hopefully I can start to feel more like myself. From the feedback I have had it is a wonder drug and most people start to feel better in 2 weeks.
Take care everyone and best wishes. S