Not quite sure how to start this, first time I have posted, although when my daughter was diagnosed with RA 18 months ago we both used this site for support to help her through those horrendous weeks and months as she struggled to get RA under control- looking at her today as we sat together in another clinic I am amazed at the transformation and am so grateful for all the help and advice we received in those dark days. She now takes MXT sub cutaneous and TNF injections and her life has turned around. So why I hear you asking is the title of this blog headed " first visit"--- well it seems I too have been diagnosed with the disease and think I am still in something akin to shock...... so there we were, she supporting me and me still convinced that he would say it was simply getting older. Steroid injection, bloods taken, X- ray done and prescription in hand for MTX I walked through the hospital tears clouding vision and needing to be strong, after all my daughter was so much worse. As I swallowed the tablets this evening I wonder what is ahead of me.......
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