54 years old, a keen keep fit bod who would run over ten to fifteen miles a week and think nothing of it. Raised money for Charity by running races and loved it.
Six weeks ago, I ran a 10k race in under one hour Ten minutes and within days I was hospitalised with weird sudden swelling in my hands, then neck, shoulder and hip and all came on literally within hours. I was in pain I can barely describe.
Two weeks later Anti CCP tests revealed Rheumatoid Arthritis. Floored was not the word…
Steroid intra muscular injection and spat out into the world again. I was told in hospital that this is aggressive and they intend to fight it aggressively too. At diagnosis, I was told about Methotrexate. I see a Rheumy nurse next month, so I guess I shall begin then.
Will I ever run again? Am I dreaming? Should I attempt to be/stay active even?
I am a very positive person and will maintain a positive manner whatever happens. But…. Well, here we all are!