Hi, as some of you know I decided to return to Canada to live with my son and his family. In the last 2 months I have had several flare up's but they lasted a day or two which was good. They always lasted much longer when I was in the UK. I have been here now almost 4 months, I now have a gp at the same clinic my son goes to and yesterday I heard from the clinic that I have an appointment with a Rheumatologist on the 13th May. I thought I would have to wait several months. I have a really good friend who will take me to the appointment. That is the good news, I also found out yesterday that not all of the medications I take are covered, at least 3 of them and it could cost me about $300, per month. It made me realize how lucky I was to get my medications free in the UK. I never complained about the NHS as I considered I was well looked after. I did say that even though it is much colder here it was the damp weather in the UK that made my RD pain feel worse.
I am hoping that the new Rheumatologist can sort out my medications so that I can start to reduce the steroids I am taking and that I can stop some of my other medications and no longer have steroid induced diabetes.
I wish you all well and now that you have the summer to look forward to you will all have less pain from this horrible disease we have to deal with. Hopefully, they will find a cure one day, sooner rather than later.
Take care everyone, Sue xx