I had my second appointment with the RA clinic yesterday - saw the doctor not the rheumy nurse and had a very positive meeting.
Although the nurse was quite sure my symptoms were all pointing to RA, he is not 100% convinced and would rather 'sit on the fence' at the moment.
My blood results were not conclusive so he wants to have a look at my bone density scan carried out some months ago and make up his mind from there.
Because my hands have been quite uncomfortable over the last few months, he sent me for an xray on them and so I will have to wait for the results.
Because a previous xray on my ankle showed signs of thinning bones it may be that I need some calcium supplements and some weight bearing exercises to stop the problem getting any worse.
I have to see my GP for the results of the xray and see the hospital doctor in April next year.
At the moment I am feeling very positive (mind you I have been all the way through this) I have been using the wax hand bath which has been helping with the pain in my hands and apart from a rotten cold and bunged up nose, I am looking forward to Christmas much more than before.
Hope everyone has a wonderful Christmas and a great New Year xxx