I barely slept last night because I was so nervous about my medical appointment this morning, but it ended up going really well. I met with my rheumatologist for the first time in three years (I know! Yikes!) and she agreed to put me on a new med that is now available for my condition. So I’ll hopefully be starting that soon, assuming my labs and x-rays look okay. She also gave me a cortisone injection in my problem knee (ouch!) which should provide a few months of relief in the meantime. I’ve had good results with these previously.
The new drug sounds a little scary, but nothing is without the potential for side effects. I’m just grateful there is no cancer risk. Plus, one of the big side effects is weight loss. Um…count me in, please!
I’m icing my knee, per doctor’s orders, for what will hopefully be the last time for quite a while.
I’m so fucking relieved. I can’t even begin to describe it.