Saw a new foot doc today since the military hospital farmed me out due to too many soldiers in need of care. New doc informed me that once this heals, I will need surgery on the toe to permanently fix what is now becoming a deformity. The arthritis in the toe is affecting how the nail is growing. The nail is curving inward too much and will likely cause reoccurring infections. With a compromised immune system that is not good so it is best to permanently fix it. He said he would do it in 2-3 months.
Also got a referral for PT on the ankle. Still have to wear the cast for another 2 weeks. Will start PT next week.
See the GI tomorrow. No happiness there since the Celebrex caused awful fluid retention and weight gain. I gained 4 pounds in 8 days and the swelling in my legs exacerbated my neuropathy. Have to be on something to reduce the inflammation caused by the AS. I know she is going to suggest MTX again but I am NOT going there.
Thanks for asking....it helps to know that others empathize. I have been feeling really sorry for myself of late. Did I mention that my mother gave me a cold and I have been battling that for a week now? Cough, hack. hack.....
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CD, Ankylosing Spondylitis, small fiber peripheral neuropathy, avascular necrosis, diffuse connective tissue disease, Sjogren's Syndrome ?