So much has happened in my life since I last chatted with everyone on healthunlocked. But I have often read posts to keep myself in touch. Just a little bit of my backround . I was diagnosed with RA 6 years ago and got so much comfort and info from everyone on here.
I went through many of the demard medication and then was put on Enbrel injections which seemed to suit me well, that was about 3 years ago.
We moved from Northamptonshire to South Wales 6months ago, to be nearer to family. Well, at the age of 69 the upheaval took a lot out of Ian and I, let alone new doctor's, a new dialysis unit to get used to for Ian and a new Rheumatoid Clinic for me. But, all has gone very well and we are settling down nicely. The only fly in the ointment, so to speak has been that I was diagnosed with breast cancer just a few weeks after our move. So, I had a mastectomy and am recovering well.
Of course I had to stop my Enbrel injections a couple of weeks before my operation and was on no rheumatoid meds for a total 3 months. I couldn't continue with Enbrel because of it's side effects, so I have just had my 3rd injection of Methotrexate and so far, so good. My, how glad am I to be back on some meds. I really had forgotten how painful RA can be.
So, it was reading a post about Methotrexate injections by someone here that prompted mevto write with my own update, so, I'll get back to writing a reply to that post. Lots of hugs and well wishes to you all. June xx