Had my first appointment yesterday at Mile End in London.
I d been apprehensive and the crowded waiting room looked daunting. Sods law, i felt not too bad yesterday probably the bottle of red wine I'd had the night before helped.
But it was all really efficient. I got called in by the Rheumatologist and I must have been with him for around 40 minutes in which time we had a good talk about my health and issues over the past year. He arranged blood tests and xrays ( chest, feet, knee, hands).
He gave me a steroid injection in the knee and hip. I m booked in for the first week of January to see him again and look at next steps.
I was a bit sore last night in my hip and knee but today for the first time since March I have no pain or discomfort in my knee which feels great. Hopefully i ll get a respite from discomfort and enjoy life for a while.