Well the last of the obstacles to a decision on my RA treatment has been cleared. Had a scan of my hands today. The worst bit really was waiting - I arrived too early for my appointment. But at the right time I was seen, they took any metal off me, put in a cannula so I could have this special stuff that shows up inflammation etc. I had toile on my tummy with hands outstretched and once the machine started up stay absolutely still. It took about ten minutes - I refused the music and am glad now because it was quite clunky a bit like being inside a hovercraft. I managed to stay still ok and am now waiting for results which will be with my new consultant within a week. So watch this space.
I'm feeling ok but sometimes I feel desperately tired, and my ankles and knees especially are painful and ankles feel like they might collapse- so I'll be very relieved to be given a proper treatment programme