I had my yearly meeting with my Rheumy nurse last week & saw the podiatrist after.
She was a lovely new one. We had a chat, I told her all about my sorry feet & ankles & that I walk funny & always have (kind of toes first, I am constantly, daily saying "heel, toe!" in my head to try not to). I'm sure this hasn't helped me over the years.
So it is decided that because I have not had them x-rayed since 08, to get one done & then have some steroids popped in!! Just like that.
I very politely said that no thank you very much, I don't want to.
I explained that even though they are not good, they are also not bad enough to warrant me being exposed to more radiation (I have lost count of the X-rays I have had) & that I don't want steroid jabs either, because I have had so many in the past.
Don't get me wrong I'm not a martyr, I shall go & do both these things when/if the time comes.
So the lovely lady said that was fine. What I am getting though are some innersoles made up, to hopefully help, I'm happy with that.
My point is that RA is long term & sometimes we have to take charge of our bodies. We are prodded, poked, injected, x-rayed & medicated! For which we are often grateful! However I am glad of my decision…for now!
So I await my innersoles, pop the odd diclofenac & walk on