Hi Everyone, I hope you are feeling as well as possible. I finally have an appointment with the Rheumy at Hillingdon Hospital. They have managed to arrange it for my wedding anniversary! They said they could change it but I said NO! i'll keep it as is. So far over a year, firstly on NHS with mysterious aches and pains and lumps and bumps. Lots of x-rays, ultrasounds and a MRI. Eventually went private to a Rheumatologist. Two weeks later diagnosis of RA, with a CRP of 7mg/l and Anti-CCP of 311 IU/L.
Back to GP for referral to hosital for treatment. Fianlly 10 weeks later I have an appointment.
Anyone have any idea what I can expect?
Are they going to accept the diagnosis or, as I suspect, do the blood tests over again to confirm?
Any help and advice much appreciated.