Hello everyone, I have recently been diagnosed with RA and read the articles on here with great interest. So far my GP has given me pain killers to handle this most painful disease? It's been a very long wait for my first consultation with a specialised RA Doctor, thankfully just days to go now (24 Aug).
There are so many treatments that I read about so I am obviously nervous but so excited at the same time, obviously I want immediate pain relief but the more I read that now seems unlikely
The day after my consultation I go on a Cornwall holiday with my girlfriend and my 12 year old son, that is really starting to worry me? My son talks to his friends about his "super dad" ex boxer, ex forces he comes out on the back of my 1200cc motorbike. RA is just so aggressive, I'm rarely on my bike because of the aches and pains. Sometimes I can hardly lift a cup of tea?
If I'm at my worst when we're on holiday I'll have a job getting out of bed, never mind getting on a zip wire or rowing a boat. In my mind I'm still fit and healthy, but my own body is telling me to slow down.
Will my first consultation help me with these thoughts? I know there is no miricle cure but is there something to help me get through this holiday without disappointing my son and girlfriend?
Any advice from this group would be very much appreciated.