Hi everybody, hope you are all getting a bit of wintry sunshine. Have just phoned Rheumatology. I had thought my appt. was on the 14th of this month & when I discovered it was actually the 27th that just seemed too far away given the changes I'm experiencing. The woman who answered got both barrels but, as it transpired, she was the receptionist not the nurse practioner! Very sympathetic though, really lovely. Possibly that was because she misheard my date of birth & thought I was in my 90s for most of the conversation!
She actually asked what I wanted to happen - I suppose asking comes free - so I said Sulfasalazine now, not on 27th, high quality imaging of my hands pronto, my back to be examined not dismissed (it's bad) and a generally proactive approach as opposed to treatment which I could have prescribed myself after half an hour's internet research. I now need to stay this bold until the nurse phones me back this afternoon. Oh, and I also want them to actively explore whether I have another form of inflammatory arthritis or whatever.
Now I've let you all know what's what I'm honour bound to fight for my rights!
Have a good day all,