Hi, I've just read Sci Queens blog and its spurred me on to tell you what has happened last week.
I saw the physio and as you remember maybe he gave me a list of things not quite right and need treatment. I then saw the Rheumy consultant and she was lovely. She examined me and said i also have inflammation where the liagaments attach to the bone, Also the capsules in my shoulders are inflamed. She also agreed with the physios technical assessment and all the things he said were wrong like carpal tunnel on my wrists.
So to cut a long story short she says my RA is still unstable and that i should continue with my Enbrel but change sulphalsalizine after a month break off it to leflunomide. So work now know that I'm still unstable, need mri scan, change of mediation, acupuncture and physio. And getting new shoes from podiatry. I have got a union rep to come with me to the meeting booked with my boss and personell, so the rep feels it will be medical retirement. So I've asked for a pension quote from work and asked for a DLA application form and now quite frankly terrified.
On one hand they say i cant work, on the other hand I dont know what i'll do to keep me occupied and worried about applying for the benefits, but when i read everyones problems about getting sick or struggling at work i think maybe its time to leave. I'm going to the North East patient conference this weekend so will try to get advice there.
Oh well, going to get my nails done!!!