Hi Everyone. I am waiting for my follow-up appointment with a rheumatologist on Thursday. She thinks I have PMR but wanted to rule out a couple of other things. They did bloodwork and I went and had x-rays.
My story is that last September I had a total abdominal hysterectomy. Weeks later my hips and legs hurt so bad... I told the ob/gyn and his response was "Well it's nothing we did." So at first I thought all of the aching was due to being taken off estrogen (Prempro) but fast forward to 9 months later and here I am still hurting, my hips, thighs, ankles and feet and also shoulders to a lesser extent, unless I try to move them in certain directions. @@
I work full time which entails riding a bus and train, and sitting all day getting stiffer and stiffer. When I get up in the morning I have to go down the stairs sideways and flat footed. My weekends are spent trying to recuperate from the work week. Meanwhile my house is a mess and I'm struggling to get things done.
I am 61 and before this I was literally running up and down stairs taking care of my Mom. Now I couldn't run if I had to.
The rheumatologist said that the foot and ankle pain isn't very typical of PMR. Also, instead of losing weight, I have gained. Has anyone else had the foot and ankle pain? Or gained weight instead of lost? Also it feels like this awful aching is traveling to my calves and other areas.
I woke up this morning feeling really down. It's beautiful outside and I feel like I can't move enough to do anything. I feel like I've wasted 9 months of my life trying to feel better.
Thanks for listening. I guess on Thursday I'll find out if she's making this diagnosis or not.