I am so happy to report my good news this morning!
MRI and lab results from the past two weeks are back. After five months of the Methotrexate my thigh is nearly "normal" showing little inflammation and no muscular edema. My upper arm is showing much improvement, still showing some inflammation, but muscular edema only in the triceps.
My LDH also came back looking more normal. LDH measures blood sugars and also inflammation - when elevated it can signify that there is a severe muscle trauma and tissue damage.
I think that I'm in shock! Maybe I'll even get to switch off of the MTX and onto a safer drug in the somewhat-near future! We had discussed beginning physical therapy once the inflammation went down. I am going to get back to myself!
Oh boy - my mind is all over the place! I just can't believe that so much has changed for the better. There were so many times that I felt like this would never be a reality; I am so full of gratitude. I am so thankful and so relieved.
Love to you all!