I had my Oesophagectomy in July last and have been doing well since .I am 70 years old . I had been on Methotrexate for RA for 5 plus years and went off it as advised by medics after cancer diagnosis and before Chemotherapy Radiography etc . I have had arthritic flare ups over the last few months and have had steroid injections . RA Consultant has now proposed self inject methotrexate . I am worried because of the potential side effects in particular considering my position . I would welcome views of others who may have faced this predicament .