I’m done. Really, that’s how I feel. I’m totally done with sitting on my couch, being in pain, burning incisions and watching life pass me by. I expected to rebound from last week’s setback a bit quicker than I have. I still have major pain and stiffness in the newest knee that was doing so good until the joint filled with blood. I have taken a couple of longer walks, but the knee is still stiff. By yesterday I felt like I just wanted to have a good old cry, but I didn’t give in.
My return to my RA meds was delayed by a week due to the setback last week and that hasn’t helped. I can manage three weeks off the meds, but then after that, the pain is excrutiating and it takes several weeks for the meds to kick back in when I restart them. I started them Thursday, so they won’t reach full effect for another week and a half at least. Which means the pain in my joints in the morning is strong. I thought the knees were the worst of the RA joints, and replacing would rid my body of RA, but that’s not the case at all. My shoulders, wrists and fingers hurt daily.
The weather hasn’t been conducive to someone with inflamed joints either. It’s been raining like heck here for 2 weeks. The morning might be sunny, but then the rain comes. Today and tomorrow are just rain. No sun. I felt better when I saw two friends post on facebook last night about pain in their joints due to the weather.
Yes, I’m whining. It’s totally not my style. I promise this is the very last of my whining.