GOooOOoooD Morning! *warm huggs* Its always so good to hear from you. Its awesome because from the moment you got here, you have been part of the family *hugg* Some people just fit in, almost as if there was always a place for them. Like you! *hugg* And as family, please remember we want to hear from you even if you are sad and struggling. Even if you are happy and love drunk. That is what family is for. For everything and nothing. All of it. So, don't shy away from us! You hear me!?! You are very important part of our lives and it makes us feel good to be here for you. We may not be able to go out to coffee or visit you at your home and give you a much needed hugg, but we can be here to support you through your good times and your bad. By doing so we all feel like we "helped" and that makes all the difference.
I am so sorry you having such a hard time. I know the future you face, knowing you will more than likly be in pain the rest of you life due to the RA, is very hard. Though there have been wonderful advances in the treatment of RA there is nothing to stop or slow the relentless progression. I think you are doing the very best you can. Crying, though it feels and leaves you weak, is an important part of comming to terms with what is happening to you. So cry until there is nothing left, but please, please don't shy away from us. We care and want to hear from you even if all you do is slamm your hands on the key board a few times. You mean alot to us *hugg* If ever there were a person who could come out on top, and better for it all, it is you. You can do this! I know you can!!
Oh gosh, I am so glad you got into a rheumatologist sooner. But, I know he/she will want many many tests run. More than likly it will take a while to get a treatment plann in place and begin to feel a bit better. But, as first stepps go, this a great first stepp. I had a thought though that driving 4hrs to see your rheumatologist will be hard, no doubt. Perhaps you might want to transition over to rheumatologist in your area when you are stable and comfortable in your treatment plann?
Of course, it is always good to hear from you. Please, know you are in our prayers here!!!!
TWO roads diverged in a yellow wood
And sorry I could not travel both
And be one traveler, long I stood
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