HI everyone, I have been newly diagnosed with RA. So new that I haven't even had my first appointment with the Rhumy yet. Thankfully I seem to be better off, pain wise, than a lot of people on here. My main problem is first thing in the morning when I can hardly walk for a couple of hours. Being diagnosed with RA is quite scary, I don't know what to think really. I have gone through the 'why me?' 'why now?' and 'what did I do to deserve this?' stages. I am trying to stay upbeat but not looking forward to the drug regime, sounds like it could be horrendous! Hopefully It will not be half as bad as I imagine it can be.
I am 60 years old and last year started to think about retiring from work and enjoying the, hopefully, last third of my life on the golf course. It seems that the minute I started to talk to my OH about retiring I started getting aches and pains, which at first I put down to just getting old. It was only when I developed a lump on the bottom of my foot that I started the long process of diagnosis, eventually leading to testing positive for RA. Thankfully I still do not know enough about what is to come to worry about it too much, acceptance issues there methinks!
Hopefully I will be posting a blog on my progress, or lack of it, in the future.