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
So it's been about three weeks since the latest knee flare-ette started and I think 'doing something radical' actually did the trick - OK, it's taken three weeks whereas if I go and squawk loudly enough at the doc it might mean I get steroids or an aspiration or whatever and it reduces it to … Continue reading Knee update – on the mend
NRAS ran a very interesting webinar this week, ‘What’s new in rheumatoid arthritis?’ by Prof. Peter Taylor, University of Oxford. It is available to watch here: https://www.nras.org.uk/webinar-recordings-2018 and it was fascinating. (You need to put in your name and email, but then you get straight through to the webinar.) He walked us through the various … Continue reading There’s more to life than biologics!
On the third day 'fore Christmas my Arthur gave to me, a bad pain in my left knee. On the second day 'fore Christmas my Arthur gave to me, two swollen ankles, and a bad pain in my left knee. Actually, to be strictly accurate, yesterday it was a bad right ankle, but that didn't … Continue reading On the Third Day Before Christmas…
First of all thank you to Healthline for selecting my blog as one of the best arthritis blogs of 2016, and congrats to my online (and in Carla's case actually met in person) friends who also achieved one. Good to see so many old friends listed, as well as Carla, Wren, Cathy, Andrew, Amanda, Kelly and … Continue reading Ankles, Knees, Brain and Healthline
Well, yes, the knee flare was completely over ... for a few days. I was just getting back into the swing of things, gradually building back up the length of my lunchtime walks from a few hundred yards to half a mile, to three-quarters of a mile ... thinking I'd soon be back to the … Continue reading Two steps forward, one step back…
Hurrah - I finished my week's worth of prednisolone last night and I'm glad to say the knee is better! Oh ... and the helpline phoned me back ... on Monday ... so five days after I phoned them. Yeah, like I said, they really are NOT for emergencies! I didn't actually get to speak … Continue reading Knee flare over!
Thanks to the state of the NHS today (which, if you read this blog often you will know I harp on about endlessly) it is simply not possible to have a relationship with your GP these days (unless you're incredibly lucky or live on some tiny island that actually has its own GP or something!) … Continue reading The frustrations of not having a relationship with your doctor
I haven't posted for a while because I haven't really had much to post about - health-wise I've been good. I've been a bit stiff in the mornings for the last few days, but nothing to write home (or indeed blog) about. Then today I woke up stiff and tired, having had a migraine try … Continue reading Wow – where did that come from?
So, I've finally jumped on the band wagon and I'm trying out gluten free. At first I thought, 'Oh, it's another fad like the Atkins diet, it'll soon fade away, just as that did' - and yes, before I get all the cries of outrage in the comments, I know some people still use it … Continue reading The Great Gluten Free Experiment