I haven't written a post for ages, the last one I wrote was about the journey I was taking in getting diagnosed with Cushings Disease, which is caused by too much Cortisol (steroids) being produced by a pituitary tumour. It is a rare condition, typical of me!
One would have thought that having lots of steroids in the body would help my RA - however that has not been the case. It has actually destroyed my muscles & caused me a lot of joint pain; in fact my mobility has got so bad I have had to resort to using a mobility scooter. I was walking better & further just after I had my knee replacement!
I'm now 4 days post op having had the pituitary tumour removed; it's still early days & I don't know if the surgery has cured the Cushings only time will tell. I now have to take steroids so that my body doesn't "crash" while the pituitary recovers. What is going to be interesting is what my RA does now without high levels of cortisol, if the surgery has worked I could have a major flare. We wait & see - life is never simple!!!