I haven’t had the best of weeks this past week as I think I must have picked up one of the lovely winter bugs that is knocking around and it knocked me for six. I never seem to get the cough/cold side of things but feel like my body is working overtime to fight something off, leaving me with temps, racing heart, weakness, fatigue and general yuckiness.
The last time I posted I was hopeful that the Tocilizumab was starting to take effect as the swelling in my right knee had subsided. Unfortunately, this was short-lived and a day or so later the knee had swelled up again and is back to being hot and stiff. My left arm is starting to seize up again too, although I’m trying to keep the joint moving as much as I can, with gentle exercises, to pevent this.
I’m not saying the Tocilizumab won’t work, just that it’s probably not going to this month.
There is still a bit of infection in my wound but it is healing and we are making slow but steady progress. The remaining tissue is about 1cm x 6mm, so not far to go at all. We have moved on to smaller dressings and weekly clinic appointments, woo hoo! 🙂