After waiting what seemed ages (it was actually!) the time for my first appointment with the the Rheumy at Hillingdon Hospital finally arrived. My darling wife had taken the day off to come with me (this was also our 41st anniversary, what a way to spend it!!)
Arrived on time and had very little wait before I was called in. We discussed my medical history and how I got to this point. Had a full range of movement examination and we were about to discuss starting MXT when we got on to the subject of the nodule on the underneath of my foot. The rheumy says we can start MXT but I don't think it will do much for the nodule. He thinks it should have been removed when first diagnosed, funnily enough that had been my thought as well. Anyway I have now been referred to a foot surgeon to have the nodule examined again and hopefully removed. Unfortunately he would not start the MXT until the nodule is sorted. So it is back to hobbling around in the mornings and eating painkillers like smarties! Oh and more waiting! The ony good thing is that my wife has medical insurance through her job and I am covered so hopefully the wait will not be too long, please, pretty please!!
Rant over so I hope everyone is enjoying the summer as best you can and I wish you all well and happy thoughts.