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Thank you for your reply! I know I’ll have to wait for the rheumatologist’s appointment. I’m hoping it is osteo rather than RA.
While I was at my Rheumatology appointment on Thursday, I asked my PA for a letter for my boss allowing me some break time during the day – up to two breaks up to 1 hour each – and when I gave it to my boss, he was like, “This makes sense and will not be a problem.” So…it never hurts to ask when you are running into issues,…
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Yes, during the day the pain would be less. In the evening and night, it was the worse. I used to lie down with my hand in a ice bucket 3/4 full of ice and water. That would get rid of the pain for 1 1/2 hours.
I did end up getting surgery for it. My Mom, Dad and younger brother had CTS in both wrists and hands.
If you want to wear a necklace or bracelet to inform medics of your conditions, meds and allergies. Certainly! Especially for allergies. There are some pretty or handsome alert jewelry on the net. Medic alert are useful in keeping your info but the jewelry aren’t as nice looking, the last time I looked.
I know several people with SAD. I give them calls more often during the winter to cheer them up.
I do not tolerate the cold well, so I only go out during nicer temps in the winter which has been pretty good this time around.
We adopted a puppy in the fall who keeps us giggling every day. She’s well worth the money and our time.
Hopeful this site will be helpful
Hi Lizlola! Thanks so much for posting on our forums! Wow, you’re already managing so many conditions. We appreciate you letting us know what you’re already managing in addition to these symptoms you’ve been having. It’s entirely possible that osteoarthritis may account for the inflammation in your fingers, but I think it’s great that you’re going…
sastrotheide, thank you for letting us know. How are you doing? -Alesandra (RheumatoidArthritis.net Team)
RJohn, so glad to hear that! -Alesandra (RheumatoidArthritis.net Team)
There are several resources for parents of JRA kids. I will point out two I am aware of:
Counting our blessing is always important. For instance since I am two weeks before surgery, I am focused on summer as well. My bicycle awaits. I will race you around the block.
I have heard that this is a blood test that can go wrong if it is not done well. I am hopeful it will not show up again.
kat-elton commented on the post, Going It Alone: The Loneliness of Rheumatoid Arthritis 1 day, 3 hours ago
I wish you good luck on finding strategies that work yolirankin! Thanks for chiming in!
Hi @christine-laaksonen. I did have an infusion yesterday and they did take another CBC. No nucleated RBCs this time around. I guess I will chalk it up to a bad lab result the last time, but clearly will be checking this more frequently for sure now.