hi everyone,i will start on a high and merry xmas to you all x
i have a quiet night on my own as my rock(not the dwayne johnson type,but the emotional anchor type,my wife)is on her works do,so with this post i thought i would give youy my history,i have done in dribs and drabs but not clearly defined and often illegible.
im 42 now but i will go back to my early twentys where i had three years on the sick with an imaginary shoulder problem!!!!! general consultant,arthrogram nothing wrong however my gp signed me off through those three years numerous pain killers because i could not lift my arms more than an inch upwards and outwards without it feeling like my shoulder joints were going to rip apart,i sh*t you not!even rotating my wrists the pain in my shoulder was the same,then it just disappeared "poof"gone, i got a job as an engineer and worked my way up to programmer and found maybe half hour inputting data at chest high console would bring on a bout lasting approx two weeks,then noticed these strange growths on my middle and index fingers symmetrically across both hands didnt think anything of it,in fact i delighted at freaking my colleagues out by flexing my fingers "its like little maggots"they would cry, to my delight,so no real health issues except for acid,and succeptable to colds and bugs, then last may 2011 had a dental abcess was prescribed to low a dose of antibiotics ended up in septic shock fitting in a and e,intravenous antibiotics three days in hospital three teeth out,and a feeling that i was unwell....non specific but nonetheless unwell.so cue a stomach infection..... oh wait i have always suffered terribly in cold weather in my lower legs and shins feel cold to the core and the pain is like being smacked across both with an iron bar(and it really is as i was smacked across the arm with a metal bar so there!)...anyway so cue a stomach infection and as a by the way i pointed out the nodules as my fingers had been aching so bloods were done rheumy referral and i was diagnosed so had my xray and bloods then started on 10mg mtx, this is may this year by the way.saw gp and started reeling off aches and pains knees and front ankle are the pits for me,liver test went upto 146 stopped mtx upgraded from ibuprofen to naproxen with tramadol, paracetamol and amtriptaline at weekends just so i could sleep at weekends as ive had in total about two weeks in dribs and drabs off sick since may,so august comes and wait for it........gout with funniculitus for good measure, loads of pain (and i think i can handle pain even though im a man)but cleared the gout, allopurinol for life now!mtx injections started october stopped last week due to liver count 206! so thats where i am, rattling from treating symptoms not a disease,thanks for reading and really,
happy christmas x