Hi Heather, I remember you well. Sorry to hear about your Mum, that must be so hard to go through with her. Breast cancer is such a nightmare, taking your "womanhood" or sense of self as well as dealing with the cancer. You must have had a really tough time with her.
Also sorry to hear about the RA and OA, I struggle with RA myself so any advice feel free to ask. Most of the meds are fairly toxic, unfortunately its very scary initially taking them, but once they work , you just sort of adjust, monitor the toxicity and carry on.
What is he going to put you on? Methotrexate is brilliant for taking down the inflammation but if its not enough there are some great biological meds out there now. Anyway its a huge adjustment to make so I won't bombard you with information. I remember being overloaded myself trying to take it all in. Plus there is a lot of grief involved in the loss of who you were. A massive amount of readjustment to take place when you realise your body can no longer do what it used to be able to.
My youngest child doesn't even remember me playing soccer with him anymore. I found that really heartbraking, his memory is of me in pain. My older kids have helped a lot, sometimes with huge complaints but we've all had to adjust.
Were you on anything for the fibro?
Well write again soon, lovely to hearfrom you again, golitho