Snow day!! The state is closed down because of an all day snow event that will bring 8 – 16 inches. We are also getting Thunder too, which is eerie. Amazing when it snows and thunders.
So 6 days until total knee replacement surgery. I’ve been off my Xeljanz for a week and took my last methotrexate shot Sunday night. I won’t lie to you. I hurt. The Rheumatoid Pain is very strong. More than I expected. I had actually told Mr. Phat that I was going to consider not going back on the Xeljanz after surgery because it didn’t seem to do anything. Boy was I fooled!! Mornings are the worst – the pain and stiffness makes movement slow. It takes a few hours to loosen up the joints.
That’s why I’m appreciating the snow day today. I was able to stay in bed until almost 9 and catch up on the sleep I lost while in pain overnight. I will actually hook up my laptop this afternoon and do some work. I’ve been working ahead and am in good shape, but I want to stay ahead and I’m not sure I’ll be able to work much the 2 days before surgery – if this is any indication of how I’m going to feel.
I’m reminded of my early days with RA – before biologics and metho. I would have to take pain meds while still in bed and I remember sitting in my living in the morning crying due to the pain. Also, thoughts of my grandmother with RA fill my brain. She didn’t have any fancy medications to relieve her inflammation and pain. And she never complained. My role model for sure. We called her Memere and when I became a grandmother, That’s what my grandchildren call me.
Blessed indeed that I can have a total knee replacement, then ultimately go back on my RA meds and hopefully resume my active and busy lifestyle. I’m also especially blessed to have Mr. Phat who takes care of me both physically and emotionally.
Speaking of Blessed – How about those New England Patriots?