Hi all, Once more out of action. I have been reminded that you can’t burn the candle at both ends when you have RA. Have been working hard for the past month working on an election campaign for my party. Long hours in the sub tropical, hot sun with not much rest. I’m paying for it now, as I have been out of action for a week with the worst flare I’ve had in four years. both hands, wrists and knees too. I started my rescue high dose of Cortisone 3 days ago and knees have started to improve, but the hands and fingers are still swollen, red, excruciatingly painful and stiff. Typing this is giving me a lot of difficulty, but won’t let it stop me. You learn to bit very stubborn with this disease, have to be or you wouldn’t do anything.
Went the doctor the other morning to get my B12 shot, as the RA has caused Pernicious anaemia, and he has done blood tests to check my levels of ANA CRP and ESR, Waiting on the results on Tuesday. Hopefully, it will resolve itself in the next few days, until next time, that is.