Apologies for my silence this last day or two, but there's been nothing significant to report, up until yesterday that is, when I was discharged fromhospital. Apparently, I have septic arthritis/sepsis - been told both by different people. Latest is that I'm doing ok.. infection markers continue to drop (had bloods taken at GPs this morning) and I've been prescribed 5 weeks antibiotics, fingers crossed they'll do the trick. Obviously I've had to stop my RA meds, and to the best of my knowledge don't think I'll be able to start taking them again for at least the 5 weeks I'm on antibiotics. Phoned rheumy today and they were already aware of my situation so have an appointment next month, or if I hit probs before then I can give them a call..not at all sure if they can do much for me though if I should flare, however, will cross that bridge if and when I come to it. Currently need crutches to get around and will be going to outpatients to have wound checked and redressed on friday. Also need regular bloods to make sure infection markers etc remain good. Certainly not the best situation to be in but am remaining positive even if it can be a bit difficult on times. I'm fortunate in having a great family, especially my dear wife who's nursed me through a couple of bad patches in the past without so much as a tut, or if she has had the occasional one.. then I ain't heard it, and can't see her being any different this time around.
Well that's about it to date, except I would like to thank everyone for their support and good wishes during my stay in hospital..they've been much appreciated.