Hello all, I’m relatively new here and really excited to find a lively and helpful community who know what it’s like to live with RA.
I’ve had RA since 2004 and my symptoms are mostly under control with a combination of Benepali and Methotrexate. That was until Jan when I had to come off for a mastectomy and reconstruction surgery.
I’ve had a dreadful flare up after my op and this brought back lots of horrid memories of what a struggle I had in the early years and what many are still having to live with. My surgeon was concerned about the risk of infection and rejection of the implant so I had to come off my meds 3 weeks before and stay off for quite a while.
Anyway my question is whether any of you have had complex surgery such as a hip replacement or something and what your experience has been in regards to your biologic meds or any post operative recovery and flare up. It’s a tricky balance as obviously we need to minimise the risk of infection but a fired up RA doesn’t help your recovery.
Nb hope you’re all holding up today
Thanks so much.