Just to bring you up to date with the saga of the rotator cuff and pain in the shin bone. Had the scan on Tuesday - results to GP by Wednesday who gave me a copy of the scan results which confirmed what I had said for a long time - something was tearing in the shoulder. There is a large full thickness tear in one of the tendons, the end of the collar bone is loose and wobbly (I expect it will ping out one of these days) and various other bits and pieces are damaged. Saw my RA consultant today who said that the operation to repair the tendon is long and complicated and he wouldn't recommend it. Rather glad about that as had my share of ops in the past and I don't react well to anaesthetic as allergic to morphine. (Would be very expensive being a heroin addict I think!) It can't repair it self apparently so he is recommending to GP, some physio to strenthen the area and apparently other muscles and tendons take over the job of the damaged ones. The pain in the shin is not RA - thank God - as RA only affects the joints. He had a look at it but thinks it is muscle or tendon being overstretched.
He doesn't need to see me now for 3 months (unless I get a bad flare up in the meantime) - he may increase the MTX to 20 mg as the Enbrel is not working as well as it should but he doesn't think I am bad enough to change to Rixumitab (or whatever it is called). So I will see him in November and see how things are. The steroid injection a month ago seems to have done the trick generally and the warmer weather has helped.
Taking my cousin to Peterborough station today to catch the East Coast up to Durham. She has been staying with me this week - so we have been out and about. Took her to see stunning Ely Cathedral yesterday and we had lunch in the cathedral cafe. It was pouring with rain but by the time we came out, it was beginning to clear up. Went out for a meal last night to our local wine bar on the quay which was lovely. A beautiful sunset over the river after all the rain and the horrendous storm the day before. I was caught in it coming back from the dentist - the rain was stair rods, floods over the road, couldn't see a thing because of the mist coming up with the rain, and everyone travelling at 10 miles an hour. We used to live in Ely so know the cathedral well. also got a free pass for the rest of the year as well! Can't be bad.
Plumbers are here today sorting out the bidet taps so will be able to wash my feet again. Ha Ha.b lol. LavendarLady x