Hi everyone, wish me luck, favour, grace,miracles and all the rest, filled in this form with help from a fellow sufferer who knows I would rather not say some things but insist by saying things like 'what about the other day when!!!!' I didn't realise how much my hubby does for me, guess I'm spoilt, but like he said you can't work like that, so you might as well get it. for those who are not up to speed with my story, I handed my notice in at work as they pains and fatigue and stupit brain won't let me continue, my GP suggested going off sick but my contract did not contain sickness element as I worked for a charity looking after people 24/7 living in and getting paid 30hours. now I get SSP only for the duration of my notice. I haven't felt the effects of the steroid inj yet!! hope it kicks in soon as I was thinking I would be normal and have family time on Sunday only to lose all Monday resting, then yesterday made some scones to have with fresh strawberries and cream (oh Sylvie enjoy!the Cornish variety) now my hands feel as though they have been through building a house or something as extreme, I foolishly thought that because i had the steroid I wouldn't get swelling and pain to this degree, silly me!! perhaps that's not working either, along with the MTX. 3rd of July i have my Rheumy nurse appt, thought I'd remind them that I was told to have xrays too jusst incase I got there and...wellyou know... anyway! after several attempts at leaving a message( I am scared of the nurse who's voice I hear)I had a call back within 2 hours to say they will arrange for them to be done before on the same day! some good does come out of pushing, finally received letter saying I am on the waiting list for an earlier appt with Rheumy, so I'll keep waiting aint much else I can do. Have lovely hols all you who are going and those who arn't SORRY! blog again soon.