Well, if you read this blog much you’ll have an idea I’ve been flaring, semi-flaring, recovering from flares and going into new flares, for a wee while now. (Or not - 'cause I realise I've failed to actually post about most of it!) I was quite shocked to find, when I did a little history, … Continue reading Here comes the cavalry
I've been contacted by a scientist at the University of Ferrara who is looking into whether Plaquenil, also known as Aralan, chloroquine or hydroxychlroquine, can help with COVID-19/coronovirus. Please re-post, write your own version or whatever, if you blog, to get as many people filling this is as we can! Please take the survey here, even … Continue reading Survey about COVID-19 and Plaquenel
Well the good news is that my poor, neglected blog has been poor and neglected since RA Blog Week in September of last year because I have been really well! I've had the odd hip pain but only when in bed, which means I never remember to ask the doc about it because when I'm … Continue reading Good news and bad news … and good news …
(Apologies to Johnny Nash!) I'm on hydroxychloroquine, which means I'm supposed to have an eye test every year - but I forgot and the optician forgot to send me a reminder! Then a vague concern that my eyesight might not be as clear as it ought to be, combined with being unable to remember when … Continue reading ‘I can see clearly now, the vague has gone!’
I got my shiny new NRAS magazine through the post today. Great to see an article by Rheumatoid Arthritis Guy in there! Well done RA Guy! But there's always something in there to get me aeriated, and the first magazine of 2010 was no exception! Interesting also to see a two-page spread on the 'European … Continue reading NICE fiddles while RA burns a hole in the economy and our joints
OK, that may not be a general rule but it seems to apply to mine! I had my first appointment with the 'rhuemy nurse' today - a.k.a. Rheumatology Nurse Practitioner - a very nice lady who kindly sorted out my next consultant's appointment (he'd forgotten), gave me a letter for my GP asking them to … Continue reading I’m glad nurses are more organised than consultants!