My sister has had RA since she was a teenager (in her 50s now). She was diagnosed with Still’s Disease (kind of between RA and Lupus) about 20 years ago. She lives in Louisiana, I’m in PA.
Last week she fell in the shower because her knee gave out (I bought her a shower bench). Her dr gave her a steroid pack which made her feel great, of course. Now that she’s finished it, she texted me today saying she couldn’t make it to the bathroom even with her son’s help. She’s lying in bed, in pain, and can’t walk. She’s put a call in to her dr (who she has an appointment with TOMORROW).
She plans to get a knee replacement, but it’s not even scheduled. What can she do to get long term help? I feel like she needs a social worker or someone to tell her how to set things up for herself.
Thank you for any thoughts.