I have been having pain ( more a constant ache ) and quite a lot of
stiffness and little swelling in both my hands for quite a few months, I
finally went to the doctor who requested X-rays of my hands which came
back clear (great news).
He then requested bloods, which to my surprise came back positive for
rheumatoid. He has referred me to rheumatology at Blackpool Victoria
Hospital and my appointment isn't until 26th April. I have searched the
disease but I'm unsure what I should be reading apart from early
I would like some information on my first appointment for me and my
husband to read on what to expect, what to take, what they will do,
what's the likely hood of it actually being rheumatoid arthritis with
the positive test etc.
Also I'm not sure how to approach family or friends to tell them this is
what i may or may not have and wondered if you anyone were able to help in any
Kind regards Mrs Jill Lyon