Hello, apologies in advance for a long waffling post...
I posted 4/5 months ago when newly diagnosed with inflammatory arthritis but have been plodding on, popping sulfasalazine & nsaids since- reading from the sidelines and waiting for improvement ....
I have been eagerly waiting my 3month review but the letter just never seemed to be coming, finally after much phoning, reception says I was missed off in error but can book me in for the end of the month.
Everything is kinda getting on top of me, I think having an appointment coming soon allows you to get by until that day, then I could get some answers/new med whatever, but, after getting by for so long I almost feel I may not manage to hold out, but I don't know what to do.
This past few weeks things have got progressively worse, generally all over but mainly in my right wrist, it is burning hot, red and very painful. My GP doesn't want to intervene and simply said to wait until I see the rheumatologist at end of month and offered to sign me off work until then, then asked if there was anything else she could help me with....
I declined the "sick note" and left as I am just as sore at work, as i am at home, so may as well be getting paid for the pleasure 😔
Feeling really deflated and at a loss, but mainly concerned as my wrist is so hot, with a notable patch of scarlet skin over what appears to be a hard boney, tender lump that appeared on the back of my hand a few weeks ago.
What would your next steps be?!
-💕 from A frustrated Triple07