Going through a bad patch yet again. Just when I thought my joints were going to handle the lack of meds with no problems. Strangely started to flare once I was back on them again. I'm not sure if I've hurt my wrists or its just the arthritis but they are really sore. Even the pain meds aren't touching them. Wearing my splints for carpel tunnel but this is different pain.
Plus both hips are hot and swollen again and my right knee has decided to join the party.
I rang my rheumy but shes booked out and has so many people on her waiting list they won't put me on it! So rang my pcp to see if she can help and shes booked out till next wednesday. Everyone must be sick at the moment.
I only have 2 more weeks of term time for the university job so at least I can start winding down a bit.
Surgery wise I feel good, such a relief having no more period pains! Plus I had my bone density scan and my bones are dense!!! Yeah, so my low vit D hasn't affected my bones. But my white blood cell count has plummeted again. I had to go for another blood test yesterday so I'm crossing my fingers they climb back up again. Do you think the surgery would affect the white blood cells or would that have more likely made them increase in number? Theres always something happening... such is life.
But I had a good week away with the kids, the drive wasn't too bad, I took two breaks and apart from stiffness I felt ok. But maybe that has contributed to my state now.
PAlady, my husband may have the same condition as you. Barretts oesophagus? We hear today on the results.Best wishes to all, golitho