I think that would make me feel a lot better.
So my journey started almost a year ago when I went to see my GP and he decided to refer me and see if I had Arthritis. Today at the rheumatology clinic I had it confirmed.... there is no doubt, I have Rheumatoid Arthritis. Although I’ve spent the last year saying I might have it, to have it confirmed has knocked me for six.
The scariest part for me?
My dad had his 1st of 5 heart attacks at 27, 3 strokes and sadly died at 61. I’ve lived in fear of having heart problems myself. Today I was told that I have high blood pressure and also because of RA I run a higher risk than normal of developing cardiovascular disease. So now my fear is VERY real.
I’ll be going back next week to get counselling and to start medication. I have a leaflet telling me about Methotrexate and I need to make the decision whether to have it or not.
I’m rambling, I’m so sorry, my head is all over the place 🤦🏽♀️