Morning lovely people .
After a bit of advice about applying for a blue badge .
I’ve had RA for 3 years , it’s been quite a journey , having tried the usual meds I’m now on Rituximab infusions every 6 months and leflunomide daily .I’ve had shingles and just to add to the list I broke my ankle in April this year .I had pins and needles in my leg , stood up and fell .Ive read thta one of the side effects of Rituximab is pins and needles
My main gripe at the moment is my hip .ive had pain for over a year now and most days walking is very painful.
I’ve had 2 steroid injections one with ultra sound ( 3 months ago ) and it’s still painful .ive only just returned to work .ive had to go part time as I just couldn’t cope with full time anymore ( I’m cabin crew )
I’m sitting in my garden feeling sorry for myself .....where is all this going to end up ? Sorry to be all doom and gloom but this damn condition I feel is eating away at my ability to be normal .im normally a very upbeat person and try to be positive with the mantra that whatever happens is always temporary and that it will pass .But this is getting me down .
I digress from what I was originally going to ask .blue badge .ive always resisted applying for one as I didn’t feel ‘bad ‘ enough .my friends have advised me to and I have to admit it would make my life easier .its hard when you have to plan how far you can walk before going out .
So is it a easy process as I don’t automatically fall into the instant issue of them .i really don’t like the idea of having to go to a medical but will if I have to ?
Feeling pathetic this morning