Hi, i was diagnosed with RA last wednesday after 12 months of pain, i have had 5 falls firstly causing pain in my foot, the next fall hurting my other foot, next fall my knees, next my wrists, each time i fell i couldnt stop myself falling to the floor, i was diagnosed with goute in my elbow, all these injuries not healing, i went to the doctor and explained that i felt as though i was breaking, for the first 2 hours in the morning i can hardly walk hold a cup, struggle to get out of the bath, once on my way to work in london i struggle to get out of my car and walk to the train, i shuffle, then im squashed on the train, i then struggle to get out of my seat putting my weight on my knees then on my feet, and shuffle my way into work, which is about 20 mins walk, by 10 a.m. the pain has numbed and things start to get easier...
i have an appoointment with the specialist coming up and cant wait to get answers to my questions, ?
how long will this go on for
how long will i be able to work
how will i afford not to work
im very scarred, my dad was riddled with this desease, and was unable to carryout simple tasks in the end...
are these normal thoughts ??