Friday, 24 June 2011

RA It's Back

The problem with steroid injections, is that they eventually wear off.  Actually the bigger problem is that they fool you into forgetting that you ever had a problem in the first place.

After enjoying several months of pain-free mobility, my RA has returned with a vengeance.  I had a couple of twinges a week or two ago, one big flare up hat casued me to take time off work, but this week has been six days of pure agony.  My wrists and fingers have been swollen and sore, I have been unable to move so much as a little finger with excruciating, burning pains shooting up my arms.  My poor Hubby feels powerless since he can't do anything to make this better. He worries about my health and does try to keep me thinking positively.

So the last thing I have wanted to do this week has been to pick up a needle.  Of all the things that RA has stopped me or prevented me from doing, I think that taking away my ability to create has been the hardest to rationalise.

Today however, RA is taking a break.  I am able to get around, type, hold a cup of coffee without looking like I am using penguins flippers, so it's all good!  Just in time for the weekend, when I am set up for decorating the dining room! I might give some stitching a go tonight :-)

1 comment:

  1. So sorry to hear you're in so much pain. I had a steroid injection in my coccyx early April and I'm really nervous that the pain is going to start coming back so wary of doing anything to aggravate it.
    I hope you have managed to get some stitching done.