Diagosed in 2008, along with hearing impairment,wear a hearing aid now. Then a year ago diagnosed with Type 2 diabetes. Looking back I probably had it for years but kept relatively active,good diet and luckily didnt smoke or drink so probably masked and kept at bay alot of the symtoms. I really have suffered big time. Been on lots of DMARDS,NSADS, infusions,and now on my 3rd TNF. Tried hydrotherapy and physiotherapy when able, but nothing lasts for long. I believe if they had given TNF quickly my disease and joints would be in better condition. Apart from my GP/surgery and hearing therapist the RA dept have been slow to react and pay lip service to this disease.Totally depressed and waiting for ill health retirement which despite all health professionals recommending, has been a nightmare as RA dept not available and totally judgemental/uncaring. What it is to have people who can not only sympathise but empathise too. Thank you all. When I feel confident enough I will start responding to the fantastic blogs you all write but for now I am done in. Asa's mum xx
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