So my doctor, not his office, HIM . . . calls my house and starts the call by saying, "I don't want you to freak out but . . ." I laugh telling it because how could I NOT freak out when my doc starts a sentence that way?
My chest X-Ray got lost and wasn't at my appointment so he had to call and tell me I have a mass in my left lung and need to get a CT scan. I have been reading that RA can affect the lungs in a lot of different ways. Some seem like almost nothing and some seem scary and terminal-like.
Has anyone else been through this and had this "complication?" If so, is it messing up your quality of life? Are you on more drugs just for that? Is this common?
In other news, I think the Relafen has made me feel better, which has me more active, which has made me feel worse. Does that make sense?
Sigh. The morning of my appointment my "good" knee suddenly swelled up to twice the size of the now-drained knee. So the doc stopped using the "mild" label and started talking about
starting MTX with my Plaquenil next visit. Sigh.
This is all sinking in now. I'm just trying my best to stay positive.
Thanks for listening
Actually happy to be sick and not just crazy . . .