Hello all hope you are all well,
i havent been on for a while as my right knee and hands have been really bad due to a couple of falls at home and unable to type. I attended my Rhuemy appointment with my new rhuemuy nurse Wed 27th March . Well she was absolutely lovely, she examined me fully, asked me lots of questions about my RA how i was feeling, How bad the pain was etc. I passed the assessment test for biologic medication and i will be going on Embrel in the next couple of weeks she explained it will be in the form of a pen injection, gave me all the information i needed on it, answered all my questions and gave me a number to reach her on once my injections are delivered and the nurse has come to teach me how to administer them. She even went through with me my doubting i have RA and my worrys about the medication. I couldnt have cimzi as i couldnt hold the needle and because i might have to have an operation soon on my thyroid, embrel is easier to get out your system before an operation. I felt relieved when i came out of my appointment and felt like she had put my mind at ease a little. I just hope this works now. My pain is easing now but have a very poorly right knee it has swollen badly and really painful. I fell twice because it gave way which started my hands off as i landed on them to save myself, hence not being on the site for a while. But hey i'm better than i've been of late and keeping my fingers crossed the embrel works for me. Im looking forward to sunday as my hubby and i are going to my daughters for easter sunday lunch so it will give me a break from the house. I would like to wish everyone a happy pain free easter. Best wishes soft hugs to all Lena :)) xxx. ps i have still stopped smoking and not missing them at all.