On Friday I met with my rheumatologist. It was a good appointment. I am super glad I changed rheumatologists when I went back on medications. She is very thorough in her exams and doesn’t believe in staying on anything that isn’t necessary.
We reviewed my lab work and according to her everything looks “ridiculously good” except that my white blood cells have dropped a little so she will monitor those guys. She was happy to see the progress I am making with Enbrel and said if things continue as they are that we will reduce methotrexate at the next appointment. Yay! She does have some concerns though that there is still swelling in my knuckles and that I can’t make a fist with either hand yet. Her recommendation is to start physical therapy. I think that is a great idea. I actually have been surprised it was never recommended before – she was too! I start on Monday.