A reason to celebrate and something I didn’t think would happen.
I had a conversation with the rheumy yesterday who informed me I am in remission and we will now start reducing the meds.
Obviously some damage has already been done and can’t reverse that. Six years from diagnosis of severe R.A., steroids, biologics, various DMARDS, wheelchair, compression gloves - the whole kit and kaboodle, I’m in remission 🍾☀️🙌
Think I would put this partly down to last year. Like many of us that run businesses, we had to close our doors. Well, all our clients did so we had no business, so there was no pressure or stress. And when the clinics all came back last summer, I decided I wasn’t going to go back to 15 hour days again. And I haven’t. I work half days max now and delegate most things.
My doc already thought the R.A. was originally triggered by stress so it makes sense.
My wish is for everyone to find remission although I know that’s a bit of a pipe dream. To be honest, I didn’t believe remission actually existed. I am very grateful.
Pic of My Mary. My gorgeous feral cat from Cairo 💕💕