Thank you. They say it can take effect anything from 2 days to 2 months. Time will tell. Woke feeling like I'd done 10 hours in a gym this morning, tired and slight pins and needles in the skin,(all explained as normal). Otherwise all's well with nothing dreadful so far.
I will let you know how it goes as time progresses. Take care and thank you for your kind words.
Your so right about the psorisis clearing up. I had the treatment Thursday and my knuckle, toes, elbows and knees were all very sore, bleeding etc and by Saturday it's 50% better and hardly anything there! The severe lower back pain over the last few days has certainly calmed down and I'm more able again to get out of bed without holding on to the furniture etc. I'm hopefully that with a few more treatments things in other areas will improve.
Hi to you also Sydneyjo, any kind of relieve would be good so thinking very positively. Spain wasn't what I remembered but then it was the company that was important at the end of the day. My only sister lives there and she has these past weeks been undergoing tests for AS herself. I hope to god she hasn't got it, but if that's the case something is very seriously wrong with her. I'm her sounding board and will guide her in all things to make sure she get some results one way or another, what ever it is that's stopping her from having a life. Results this week as the health system over there isn't anything like it is here, you have to wait weeks before they tell you anything.
I hope both of you enjoy a pain free week, and thank you for being there to listen.
I fully agree with you, I will be so upset to think she has the same as me....Last two days I've been to see my specialist. First trip was to assist in a case study of AS for a 3rd Year Medical Student (I feel they have to learn from somewhere to be good doctors). It was as informative for me as it was for him, he gave me my readings on the measurements they take and scores I obtained. Good on some and not at all good on others. Seems my AS is now effecting my upper spine/neck as I I can't move my head left to right very well. Never mind you just keep plodding on. Yesterdays visit was a follow up to the 1st Treatment. The specialist there mentioned to my doctor that my feet were in poor shape and seems I have it in both feet now! We still keep smiling
As for the weather here, well I've told friends we're having here at the weekend to bring layers! It's actually quite warm at the moment with a little wind. Sunny and bright with little cloud. Temps of up to 22/23C tomorrow until Monday, only a small chance of rain which I don't think will happen. I hope you have a great visit and rest up.
Take care and will be thinking of you...by the way what's a FIL Birthday?
As for how I'm feeling, much better in the back already, although my specialist says his fingers are crossed for the feet, if not we have to up the MXT again....
How disappointing for you, I'm so sorry your not feeling too well. Isn't it always the way, just when your looking forward to something and then 'bang' a problem arises. I fully agree with you re: bathroom situation! There's nothing like being in your own home when like that. The Mxt has that effect on me, either can't go or can't stop going!....
I've had a call from my sister who had the results: she's clear for everything, no sign of AS or anything associated with it, which is great on one hand and a concern on the other as she is in great pain throughout her body. I asked what they were going to do now??? typical UK health system, nothing as it turns out she had to see a trainee GP in the surgery who said she could have an appointment to go to the pain management clinic to help with her posture etc, which might help the pains....They wont do an MRI (too expensive) and the trainee GP said if she isn't happy after the appointment with the clinic she can always go and see her usual GP when he's in! I'm so mad as she has on going problems with veins in her leg and had many operations already.. As it was the GP said she was lucky they did the special X rays as they were expensive to the NHS and had to be sent up North to a specialist... I wish she was here, our medical system is second to none in the world, I know people think otherwise sometimes but believe me it's worst overseas.. Anyway my husband says I shouldn't worry I have enough on my plate and she's an adult, which is all true.
I've a terrible headache at the momentand seeing stars etc, going to lie down and have a nap. Enjoy your weekend, it's been a little bit showery otherwise, warm and very sunny.
Take care and look after yourself.
Maybe your sister has Fibromyalgia, that sometimes presents like AS, Ive heard. Not sure of how you test for that though Glad for her that it isnt AS, but still scary when its still the unknown.
Hope you are headache free now.
Had a lovely time at my father-in-laws birthday down your way. What a beautiful part of our country you live in - very peaceful and just the tonic I needed at the moment - in fact I was reluctant to come home
The weather was lovely, a bit of rain Saurday night, but nice anyway. My Crohn's Disease behaved OK so I didnt embarrass myself at the dinner party, just stunk the family out of the guesthouse we stayed at later that night
As I said, hope you are feeling better.
thanks for that bit of information I'll look it up and maybe if I think it's appropriate send the details to her... I'm glad your weekend turned out well and you weren't too sick. It was as you said a lovely weekend weather wise and a beautiful part of the country to live in.
I'm laid up on the sofa at the moment as I had to work today. Well I work most days, but from home and don't do the business trips I used to as I'm not good on my feet all day anymore. Having said that I had to train a new member of staff today and out all day. By mid afternoon I could hardly put one foot in front of the other and was near to tears with pain. Which also meant I had to explain to some degree what was wrong (which I don't do as a rule). Therefore, I eventually managed to drive home, make a cuppa and have been laying here since. I've ordered a take away for our dinner this evening as I don't think I could stand in the kitchen. Soon off to have a bath and try and soak the pain away. I know it doesn't do any good, but mentally it helps. My husband isn't very happy with me, but as we run a business together and no one else can do my job what can I do?? In the real world I'd love to give up altogether but that wont happen for a while. Thankfully my staff are all over the country and I don't see them other than a visit to them once a year, so I've managed to get away without saying anything to anyone.
I have my second Remicade treatment on Wednesday so looking for some sort of relief with the pain!
Enjoy the sun shine in Sydney today and take care of yourself.