I feel as if I am taking backward steps this week and am very low and not sure where to turn to for help or advice. My thumb has swollen up and is useless - I am struggling to fasten buttons squeeze tubes and open things - just like I was before being diagnosed. This morning the ball of my foot was swollen and painful and I couldn't put it to the floor. The first thing I do every morning is turn to the ibuprofen just to get my joints moving. I hate this so much. I was due to see my consultant in April but he is running about 3 months late. My nurses can only do so much and I hate to keep ringing them, it makes me seem like a real whinger. How RA can have such a big effect on our lives is crap and I'm so fed up with it.
Thanks for listening and I know you'll understand and I'm sorry for the rant. X