... Hello! I was diagnosed with RA in 2011, and have been through 6 drugs already! I am getting ready to start Orencia infusions next month after my latest drug (Cimzia) failed. I have now been 3 months without a "working" RA drug in my system and I hurt really bad. Just wondered how long it has taken others before they knew Orencia was gonna work? (0 replies)
... led enough to use a splint. I hope has healed, this cast is the worst! Also I can then start therapy which I am looking forward to. I'll let you know how it goes next week. ... (16 replies)
... then next morning went to my family doctor who told me I had saved my bad reaction. She proceeded to change the penicillin. ... (13 replies)
... Thanks for your update Stamm, good to hear your positive news. You are right in wearing the hard splint when you feel the need for it.
By early next year you will be ready to have your left had fixed & you'll have so much more confidence with your recovery. (I've been there, done that!)
Its actually better to have the surgery in winter than summer as your hand will feel... (22 replies)
... Today is 10 weeks after surgery and coincidentally, a follow-up appointment with my surgeon. He said I am doing "very well" and the scars look good. That was music to my ears! I am a sucker for positive encouragement. I told him I'm still wearing the hard splint for any risky activity (like walking the dog) and he told me to continue that for another 3 weeks. He also said that... (22 replies)
... Bravo to you Stamm, you are recovering nicely.
14 weeks will fly by!
Keep us informed please.
Happy healing to you.
Haydena. (22 replies)
... arm before the next cast comes on, as your skin will be extra dry. ... (4 replies)
... up yesterday but he was caught up in another case so I am rescheduled for next week. ... (22 replies)
... doctor is pleased. Go back next week for suture removal and cast change then keep cast on for another 4 weeks. Then i start OT. Pain was hard but not as bad as i expected. ... (4 replies)
... when taking NSAIDS on a regular basis for too long. Since the Enbrel and Humira are subcu injections once a week, they aren't bad if you need to go to the next level. ... (1 replies)
... Iam travelling to USA New York next month from Dubai. I suffer from osteo arthritis of ankle and best option suggested is to get an AFO made. ... (0 replies)
... d to wait for help and missed my appointment. That was a big disappointment as I was really looking forward to learning what I should be doing, or not doing, the next few weeks. ... (22 replies)
... Welcome to the forum. There is a wealth of information here. Feel free to read through some of the threads in this section related to your surgery. I think allot of your questions will be answered.
Good luck with your surgery and recovery. (1 replies)
... I am having CMC with LRTI next week. My right thumb is killing me. I want to know what to expect, and what I can do to aid in the healing process! ... (1 replies)
... Hi everyone. I am a new member to this site and I am having my surgery next Monday. I have read a lot of your posts but I am at work and have SO much to do before I am out for the surgery. ... (10 replies)
... along the dmage is BUT has told me that arthroscopy would not be a choice for me and I am to young for knee replacements If he can't do anything then what is the next step.Also when I extend my knee to a certain extent it locks what is that is it a bone spur. ... (4 replies)
... Have just been diagnosed with psoriatic arthritis and start on MTX next week. ... (7 replies)
... and doing some reading on possible rx requests for my next apt with rheumy. Do either of those have a generic? ... (2 replies)
... There is a product sold in surgical supplies stores or online,that will enclose the big toe and the one next to it keeping them flat and in proper position. It is elastic so it will fit. I believe they use it for hammer toes as well. ... (3 replies)
... I've had my third injection, so its time to write. First, I have an arthritic knee. Cartilage on medial side is 50% gone and also some arthritis under kneecap. Pain was 10/10 and walking was impossible. Cortisone did not work. NSAIDS and Tylenol were my buddies.
First injection... No pain at injection site, my doctor was very skillful. Second day, I was miserable, leg... (0 replies)