The last two plus weeks have not been good. It started when I have a lovely mushroom omelette which caused a bad flare that took four days ish to recover from. Thence I tried peanuts which took another four days. And in this time I was travelling so unable to control my diet generally. And although I was seeing signs of improvement due to my dietary changes (ie the odd day or night without pain) I was still unable to walk much since my ankles inflamed after 10 mins standing.
I am now in a good place. MTX+paracetemol. Almost no pain and my ankles and wrists are not getting inflamed half as much and yesterday I walked a lot. I say a lot, I am not talking miles, you understand. I am talking about driving to the shop, getting in/out of car with little pain, walking round the shop without thinking "why the f**k did I do this" every step of the way.
I came to the end of the day & thought, "I have almost felt like a human being."
I am not out of the woods. A doctor's appt reported that I am anaemic and so I booked an endoscopy and had another blood test. But I can see chinks of light, I can see chinks of light.