I have been worrying for a few days and have had not time to write, I did try yesterday but I lost it (the words I mean I'd nearly finished and my stupid little finger which I still can't control swept across the mouse pad that was that words GONE)
So, how do we know when we may be better? I look at the concoctions of pills I take and wonder if I need them or am I still taking them and patching (Fentynl) because that’s what I’ve been doing for the last nearly 3 years.
Since the 26th March a couple of weeks prior to having the Carpal Tunnel OP I have not injected Humira or MTX I'm still having 5mg Pred a day and 75mg slow release Ibuprofen, plus the normal meds for stomach protection and of course the Prozac. I had a prednisone injection on the 22nd February then another on the 18th April. They were prescribed to tide me over; I must admit I do ache sometimes but not like I used to and the swelling is not bad at all.
We went to a wedding on Monday hubs was Best man, I was the witness for the Bride, we were at the hotel by 10am and left at 9pm now I was tired and ached a bit but so was hubs but it didn’t floor me you all will know what I mean ; it was a very hot day and we were moved from one room to another then into garden for photographs then back again I walked quite a bit but a lovely friend of ours kept finding me a bench or wall to sit on as hubs was off looking after the newly weds.
When I woke up on Tuesday, I moved joints slowly and apart from a bit of cramp up my shins I was not so bad. I had a little snooze in the afternoon, and went to bed early. So here I am now. I don't want to count my chickens before they hatch (that’s our Julie's job) but if any of you have been in this sort of situation I would love to hear from you.
My hand is finally healed enough to start taking MTX and Humira again but I don't know if I should wait another week to see what happens. We have been booked to go on a short trip to France on the 21st May and I don’t want to jeopardise it as hubs has been really looking forward to the break.
I suppose the question is really are the steroids masking the RA, what are your thoughts pepes any advise??