Hey thank you so much for everybody's opinions. You know, I've asked multiple rheumatologists about my situation and they all say go for surgery. I think they are very optimistic about treatments in the future, etc.
Call me crazy but I just stopped eating starches and I feel even better.
This is a sad thing to say but it is the reality: there is little interest in rheumatology in American medical students because rheumatology doesn't pay. Our society pays for procedures
I'm trying to decide and it's super difficult. Will I be disabled in the future? Will this matter at all? Nobody can tell