It is nearly a year since I was diagnosed with sudden onset RA. Out of the blue my joints became unbearably painful, everyday tasks took a huge and often impossible effort, and trying to sleep was a joke. I was lucky to be diagnosed quickly.
With the right meds and painkillers, my RA is now fairly well controlled.
I found the NRAS website after many hours googling RA and it has been brilliant. It provides so much help, info and advice and reading other's experiences and stories makes me realise that there are so many others out there suffering in similar situations.
In May this year I am going to do a skydive to raise funds for the NRAS. My doctor has passed me off as fit (and every so slightly bonkers!) to jump out of a plane at 10,000 feet.
I have a just giving page, justgiving.com/Maggie-Wright0, if anyone is interested in sponsoring me.
Thankyou to all who have answered my questions on HU over the past few months - it has been and continues to be a great help.