I had lung function tests done yesterday (I have mild pulmonary fibrosis) and the physiologist showed me the comparison with the last lot 6 months ago. There is a slight improvement. Then today I received a copy of the letter my rheumatologist has sent to my GP following an appointment last week and that confirms that he considers me to be in remission. The Abatacept appears to be working and he has reduced my Methotrexate from 20 mg to 15mg.
So all I have to worry about now is the sciatica (caused by scoliosis), pain in knees from OA, and pain in left hip and lower back, also OA. I am however on the list for a knee replacement (when the NHS decides to reinstate operations) although the news today about the problems due to flu bugs doesn't make me hopeful that I will get my surgery any time soon.
However I have started taking (not sure whether that should be 'taking' or 'using') CBD oil and that is making quite a difference to the pain. Fortunately the spinal surgeon and my rheumatologist have both given me the all clear to keep taking it.
Finally feeling a bit more positive.