At least the sun is shining
It makes a welcome change to see some sunshine here in the UK. We've had a two year run of miserable weather with just a week or two of good weather now and again. A bit of sunshine makes you hopeful we may just get a proper Spring this year.
Counting the days to 25 March for my 1st appointment with the Rheumatology team at The Royal Free. Woke up Sunday morning with searing pain on left hand side of my jaw. Never had that before & thought I had slept funny but when I went to eat my breakfast I was shocked at how painful it was to try to eat. The pain did ease up a bit as I slowly munched my way through. Still have the painful jaw this morning and again when I eat it's very painful but otherwise it's bearable. Don't even think it's worth going to my doctor as I think they'll just say 'best left for the specialist' again. Still worried about my blister site and if I don't think it's improving by the end of this week I think I'll go to see the Nurse Practitioner at the surgery as they are familiar with wound care and can also prescribe if necessary. I don't necessarily want antibiotics but I would like to know how best to care for the wound and if it's 'normal'.
Still feel feverish like I am constantly on the edge of a cold but my temperature is fine & the dog-tired feeling goes without saying. Although I constantly have low pain in both hips, the other joint pain so far has travelled from my right elbow, to my right knee then into my right shoulder and now into my left jaw. At least it's only in one other place at a time! When I eat I also intermittently get intense shooting pains in both sides of jaw, almost as it it's in the saliva glands & I'm swallowing an awful lot and have 'clicking' on right side of throat. I talked to my dentist about that months ago and she had never come across anything like that and didn't seem bothered.
Until I get an 'official' diagnosis I have no idea if any or all of this is connected. I have a probable diagnosis of Mixed Connective Tissue Disease from my blood tests but of course the specialists will know more. I'm keen to find out so I can get on with getting on top of these bloody awful symptoms & get on with things rather than worry about what's going to happen next.