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Where Is My Mind?

It's been a long few weeks so I'm hoping the next will be better. *Fingers crossed*

It's safe to say I'm frustrated as after my trip to rheumatoid arthritis unit on Thursday I've been told that although I have some inflammation and symptoms of PsA (Psoriatic Arthritis) it's not bad enough to warrant stronger medications. Don't get me wrong, I don't wish to be on a load of medication and I don't wish to actually have PsA, but I feel like I've now got to the point where I have tried as much as possible for my skin and pain and I'm not sure what's left.

After being sent to have some unexpected bloods and xrays, it's now a case of waiting to hear about the results and then try for the third time to see a dermatologist and discuss my options. I did, however get given some pretty nifty pain killers for my joint aches. I know I should be grateful, I'm not on my death bed and I am still able to walk around carry on with daily tasks, but I AM in pain throughout the day and how I look does get me down from time-to-time. It's more exhaustion and frustration than anything else, just endlessly having tests, being told various things and trying so many ointments, gels, creams, diets, etc. Someone, please just find a cure already.

I've still been trying to get out and about to get some more exercise and yesterday was a very positive day. I'd applied for some volunteering roles with local mental health charities and yesterday I received an email asking if I could head down to Solent Mind for a quick chat and a training session - which will then be followed by another five.

Cask Away - New micro Brewery which has opened round the corner from me.