Tuesday, 26 October 2010

Check up

I had my 3 month check up with my rheumatologist yesterday. I was glad to see her, she's cool and very nice.

We talked about how I'd been feeling very well all summer with no inflammation, but the past couple of weeks I've had a couple of little flares in my right foot and also a bit of stiffness creeping back into some of the joints on my right hand.

We're going to see how this develops until my next appointment in January, if it gets worse I'm to give her a call and we'll consider our options. If I am not back in 'remission' or whatever by January I think she'll consider adding a small bit of methotrexate to my plaquenil. UGH. I hope it doesn't come to that, but I'll take whatever i have to in order to feel normal.

I don't know why but going to the hospital always makes me feel like crying afterwards. Even if nothing bad happened. I haven't cried about my RA since about april and I didn't cry yesterday but it was the closest I've got for months.

Why won't it just go away..sigh.

On the positive side, I'm going to Berlin tomorrow for 4 days to visit a friend. I'm super excited, everyone keeps telling me what a cool place it is. I hope my foot will behave. The doc gave me a perscription for lodine, an anti inflammatory. She said to take that for the next few days while I'm away cos I'll be doing a lot of walking.

I took naproxen for a month or two and didn't notice any difference but maybe i'll give this a go.

Anyway, au revoir, auf wiedersehen and goodbye! I'm leaving on a jetplane...


  1. Have fun in Berlin. Post some pictures from your trip, hope your foot behaves for you.

  2. Berlin is awesome. I was there before and after the wall came down. Great place to have fun at night too! Hope you have an incredible trip!

  3. Oh, how I wish to be somewhere where travelling is even just a bit feasable! Hope you had a great time!

    Going to the docs nearly always freaks me out on some level, even if it is just a standard appointment with no "surprises". I think it just makes it so much more real, like I actually, really have RA. Le sigh.