I remember promising to start blogging back in January - then school happened, life happened, and now we are working on the end of July. OOPS!
My name is Mercedes and I have had RA since 1995, a month after delivering my son. My RA was like a light switch - I went back to work after maternity leave, fell asleep that night, and woke up unable to move very well. It took a year before I was officially diagnosed as most doctors told me my pain was postpartum or I was attention seeking to defer from the baby.
I have had all kinds of surgeries, have been on all kinds of medication, and have many experiences to share that are RA related. In addition to my RA, my husband has recently been diagnosed with multiple sclerosis and our son has type 1 diabetes.
I could write a book, but I will be brief and spread it out. Tomorrow I go to the orthopedic for my trigger finger. I am hoping for a quick injection of cortisone so I can get my rings off before they have to be cut off. Pesky flexor tendons!