Firstly I want to thank all the lovely people who responded to my post. The truth is I haven't the energy to answer them all at the moment but will answer when I ham feeling better, you are lovely.
I foned my Rheumy nurse this morning and am waiting for her to get back to me after her clinics. She will give me a steroid injection today, she has done it before for me when I have a major flare. My fear is that it will last long enough for me to see out my holiday, first in six years! I'm going on a cruise with my brother and will be away until the middle of September.
My brother is wonderful and if I do start to feel the dreaded RD coming back he will just want to help in any way he can. I'd just want him to continue as planned.
Listen I'm getting really tired now and so ill stop until I get back to all of you later. Once again thanks for all your support and advice. J XX