Despite the fact that I don't have any RA symptoms to show and that doctors tend to ignore the feet anyways, I do need to show my rheumatologist the bruises that are still on my toes -- that have appeared in conjunction with Raynaud's attacks. We'll see if he thinks it's chilblains and if he has any suggestions. They do seem to be getting better as it gets (slightly) warmer.
Beyond the feet, I do need to talk to my doctor about my wrists, as well. If I don't take Naproxen for a while, they will begin to act up. While they feel miles better than they did last year and they don't always appear to have active inflammation, they still only bend about 30-45 degrees and they will hurt if I put too much weight or pressure on them. I think I will be getting new x-rays on this visit, and I need to request copies of my old ones, as well. I'm curious to know if he can tell from the x-ray if I do have permanent damage and how things may have changed since my last x-rays a year and a half ago. Undoubtedly, if there is damage, some of it occurred between November 2011 (when I got the x-rays) and March 2012 -- the period during which I had my worst symptoms. I seriously doubt much has changed over the past year. There will be no way to tell for sure...but that's the impression that I get :)
Hi there! My name is Dana and I live in West Michigan with my husband, Tom and our dog Happy Gilmore. I created this space as a place to share the things I learn along this journey I call life. I work in marketing and I'm a sort of Jane of All Trades, interested in all things nature, gardening, cooking, exploring and learning new things. This blog is a conglomeration of my interests, hobbies, life and life lessons. Thanks for stopping by!