Here i am after another trip to the hospital. Where do i start thats the question, 12mths ago or 2yrs ago when i had knee replaced.
Due to arthiritis 2yrs ago i had knee replacement. After 8weeks i felt it wasn't right. Kept going back to hospital, then had to have it manipulated. Last year had to have ligaments stitched back. Three weeks in plaster and then had to wear a brace for months on end. Saw surgeon earlier this year and he said then that if he did another operation it would end up witha stiff leg. Didn't want that.
Then in June i think i had a case of diverticulitis and i was taken off diclofenic and i seem to have gone downhill fast. I've been saying for months that nobody was listening to me. Each department would treat the knee, eyes, etc, but nobody would treat me. Yet i was still in pain,tired, moody,fatigued,ached allover. Then about a month ago i fell off my scooter and knocked myself about. I know i should have taken more water with it, wished that i did drink i probally wouldn't have hurt myself. Last week i was in bed in pain when my rheumy nurse rang me and i was in floods of tears as i was in so much pain. She said she would get back to me. I think then she had some idea. I then had ra secetary ring me with emergency appointment for today. My doctor was on holiday and she said i would be seeing the other doc. appt was for 2pm. got out of there at 4pm.
The consultant came in after having a long chat with nurse. He said that i was in pain, its like a light switch hasn't been turned off. He went on to explain everything to me. He made a lot of sense i can tell you. I had to do a little test for him. It shows i'm depressed and very anxious, which i did already know about as i'm waiting for counselling. I have now got to make appointment to see my gp as he is going to faxed him today and i'm to be given fresh set of drugs to help me. I've got to see someone in pain clinic. It turns out to be fibromyalgia. At least i know what i'm up against now. Half the battle has been for someone to listen to me. I think my ra nurse had a good idea what was wrong with me.
So there you have it, i'm not imagining it, now i can concentrate on getting it fixed. I know it won't be that simple but at least i can get clued up on it.
Anybody got any info about it i would be grateful, if you need my email or address let me know. I know you lovely people on here will be a font of information, so i'll thank you now.
Thanks for listening to me.