Update: Rheumy had an opening at 4pm today. Grabbed it.
The ride to the appt was.... painful. Brought my walker, but too painful. A wheelchair had presented itself, so grabbed it. However, the way I ride it... knees on the seat. No way I can sit.
Imagine the weird looks I got. Got into the examination room - immediately placed myself on the examination table - belly style.
Imagine more weird looks from the nurse and the doctor. Told him that I was on a current regimen 45mg of extended-release morphine with immediate-release morphine and still experiencing buttock pain, too painful to sit, even going to the bathroom.
He prescribed Humira. Stated that the diagnosis is "Sero-negative rheumatoid arthritis" However, from what I've read, it's pretty much Ankylosing Spondylitis. He said he has never seen anyone experience so much pain after only 10 days off of Enbrel and anyone in particular with that kind of "buttock" pain. He noticed the swelling in my toes... My hands were working, no stiffening yet.
I haven't started the Humira yet... waiting for the insurance. Should be okay. Hope to start within the next few days.
I'm grateful for the prayers to get me through that appointment.
I can't wait to be functioning again and wean myself off the pain meds. It's amazing how my body is attacking itself and the pain meds are not quite touching it.
Noticed other people are starting Humira. Hope we can compare notes.