This is my first time of writing on here about myself. Today with be day 23 of this problem, just be told to lay up, rest and keep moving as little as possible. Have try to lower intake of strong pain killers, but to my cost I am now back where I started, could not get out of bed this morning, husband had to help. Have received letter with date for hospital appointment, next month 27th July.
I do not understand what is happening to me, I have had RA since I was 18 years old, now coming up to 58, but all the things you are told or find out over the years to help you when you have a bad period, just do not seem to be working. had an MRI scan done of my lower back with result showing on going R/A and was told other problems, that may require surgery, but this will all be explained at the appointment next month.
I am trying not to worry about work.
Would be glad of any help or advice, I am willing try anything now just so I can get back to feeling a bit pain free, yes I know we our not pain free, but a pain level that I can manger with, at montment very movement is quite painful, find I cannot sit or stand for no longer than 5 - 8 min periods, then have to lay down flat on my back with no pillow, as this seem to make my neck have pain on one side.
Thank you all for just being here. Carol