After being so positive that I was going back to work Wednesday and feeling as near to normal as possible on Tuesday had a massive flare up Tuesday night. Seriously starting to think I'm allergic to work. Was so excited to be going back though. Before I went to bed my knee was twinging a bit but nothing major, woke up at 2am with completely stiff knees like they were pre steroid injections. Woke up again at 4am and by 6 am was sitting on the bed sobbing hysterically as my boyfriend tried to reason with me and calm me down. Had to call into work and tell them that I couldn't even manage to get out of bed let alone dressed, down the stairs and drive into work. Felt like such a faker as I'd spoken to them the previous day and said I was fine...even I find it hard to believe how quickly things change with RA so I'm sure everyone else struggles with the concept that one minute I can bend my legs and walk about fine and the next minute I can't stand.
On a positive note the Rheumatology team have been fantastic. I called the helpline at 8am yesterday, was called back by lunch time and had an appointment to see the consultant and specialist nurse at 2:30 today. Can't beat that really. As it's only been a week and half since I had the joint injections they said I can't have any more of them. However they've given me a DEPO steroid injection in the thigh...which apparently will either do nothing or will make me feel great for around 3-4 weeks...lets hope it's the later! They're also reviewing my MTX etc. So really pro active which has put me in a better mood. Just not sure what to say to work now and not sure how much longer I can sit at home and still have my sanity!!!
Only time will tell I suppose!!