Hiya font of knowledge. So, some of you know my story. I've seen my consultant 3x and I've had my MTX increased to 20mg and started Hydroxychloriquine (sorry can't remember the shortened version!). Because I was self funded I have yet to have any diagnostic imaging on any of my affected joint because I couldn't afford it. My NHS appt is the 17 March and I am wondering what everyone's experiences are of what happens of this "first" appointment or does it depend on the hospital. Childcare is an issue so I would ideally like diagnostic imaging on my most affected joint (both wrists and all fingers and my right knee) to be done the same day and not have to come back. I know ideally one would have imaging done prior to treatment, but that wasn't an option. Initially inwas researching MRI a scans (self funded) but my RA progressed rather rapidly so he made the diagnosis on me alone. My last DAS score was 4.85 and im sero-negative.
NB to all those who commented on my last post, a massive Thankyou. Guess who is looking after my twins for this appointment....😁. Also, for those concerned about my 20 year old cat, I'm afraid we said goodbye to her last night in the comfort of her own sofa, fire on, kids in bed, just me, DH and my wonderful good friend and vet. A peaceful way to go but I will miss her terribly. Especially in those lonely hours in the day when my kids sleep and Im in pain. This household won't be without a cat for long.