Long awaited appointment was yesterday morning to get the results of my MRI scans to find out if the pain is down to inflammation and if so start forward with my appeal for anti TNF treatment (you may remember my bloods are all fine but I'm still in chronic pain) Got home from dropping my son off at school to find a message from the hospital to say all appointments cancelled as the consultant had not told anyone he was off for the day - great! Well I sat at home and thought for a bit and thought no I'm not standing for this so I went to the hospital and spoke to one of the nurses that I know (wonderful lady) I asked if I could have a copy of the results so I could take them to my dr to be read. So off she went and when she came back she said she had had a word with one of the other Dr's and they had said no inflammation was showing but there is degeneration in the spine and hips etc, but that they thought this was normal!!!! I was so shocked I came away without a copy of the results. It could be months before I get another appointment through, so once again I'm just left to it.
Does anyone know is it normal for a 34 year old to have degeneration of the spine and hips or is this RA related and I'm being fobed off?
My day did not get much better as I had a dentist appointment ( I asked a question a few weeks ago asking if anyone had had problems with their jaw moving forward due to RA - I'd had the normal jaw pain and then that happened) well the earliest appointment I could get for the dentist was yesterday. My children and husband had their check up and then I sat down, within I'd say three minutes of looking and moving my jaw he said I think I need to get you referred to hospital to get your mouth and jaw looked at as there is obvious joint damage in the jaw .
Has anyone else been referred to hospital due to RA damage in their jaw?
So yesterday was not a good news day for me - thanks RA. But I enjoyed a nice little picnic in the back garden with my boys when we got home!