Living with Rheumatoid Arthritis Part 2
So this morning I called over to the office I go to, only to find out my doctor is on vacation to Egypt. Won’t be back till August. Ok I’ll see her partner, I can’t take my knee this way.
So I stroll into the office, kids in tow since schools out. Meet with Dr. Waters. He checks my knee and agrees it has fluid, uh yeh I knew that, but he starts to say, we don’t need to drain it. It’s not infected, no fever, it’s not hot, and it’s not red. All signs of an infection. My suggestion is to start you on steroids, to get it down and recheck the beginning of next week. But of course if it gets worse, call and we will drain.
So I said, fine let’s do that. I need to take the steroids for the next few days and taper off as I go. 4 today, 4 tomorrow, 3 the next and so on till I’m done.
Hopefully I will be better by tomorrow, and back to walking properly.
Until tomorrow….Are you living with rheumatoid arthritis? Tell me what makes you feel better when you have an off day. What medicine do you take? How often do you have flare ups? Would love to know….