Has anyone else had surgery post R.A., MCTD or Psoriatic Arthritis diagnosis?
I may be headed that direction.
I have had a small tumor/cyst in my wrist for at least a year now. They have tried steroid injections right next to it and have tried aspirating it several times with a needle with no luck.
Above is a photo about 3 hours after a steroid injection and aspiration. The knot never got and smaller than this and is at least twice this size now.
Here’s a photo a couple of days later:
And here is about last week:
In the photo above you can see where the swelling has extended, which is how it has been for months.
Ok … now here is a photo of both hands so as to show you a comparison.
My rheumy upped my dosage of methotrexate from 6 pills to 8 pills (take all at once) and I am still on my Enbrel injections along with Gabapentin (3 pills a day) for nerve damage from the shingles. Also still on medication for my
Hashimoto’s and take Vitamin D (prescription strength) and Folic acid.
Sometimes I feel like I’m on the meds regimen of a 90-year-old.
I’ll keep this post short and plan to blog after my appointment with the orthopedic surgeon.
They plan to do an MRI or CT scan or X-ray — or whatever it is they do — when I go in.
I joke because my specialist has now referred me to a specialist. sigh.
The knot has caused my left hand to swell and it feels as if it’s pushing against a nerve that’s shooting pain all the way up my left arm. At times, the area directly above it and underneath my thumb is blue as if it isn’t getting good circulation.
My appointment with the hand surgeon is next Friday.
Next Tuesday I have an appointment with my sister’s doctor who takes a holistic approach. I plan to talk to him about my wrist, but a slew of other symptoms I’m dealing with too. I’ve been waiting for months to get in.
To top it off, I’m fighting off a bug today. Really sore throat, migraines and now feeling feverish. I may be headed to the doc even sooner than next week. Hoping my
immune system can somehow fight this off without making me flare too bad.
Until next time friends,