I hope the RA isn’t creaping back

November 6, 2009 at 2:02 pm | Posted in rheumatoid arthritis (RA) | 4 Comments
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I’ve had several virtually pain and stiffness free weeks now – fantastic! But for the last few days I’ve woken up just sliiiiiiightly stiff, and had little bits and pieces of rheumatoid arthritis pain in the evenings and at night … certainly not a flare, not even a fizzle, but just a bit worrying.

I have my six-monthly hospital appiontment at the end of next month and I was joking with my physio the other day that everything would probably jog along very nicely, with just the odd twinge and few minutes of stiffness, until the day after my hospital appointment,when I’d get a flare.

I hope it was a joke … especially as my hospital appointment is 23 December!


What do you think of the new look blog?

November 5, 2009 at 5:12 pm | Posted in rheumatoid arthritis (RA) | 6 Comments
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Did you notice it was a new look blog? If so did you like it, hate it or feel totally indifferent to it? Please vote on the poll panel in the right-hand side bar – no pressure, but it took ages to change so I’ll be a bit unhappy if everyone votes that they hate it!

With friends like these …

November 4, 2009 at 1:49 pm | Posted in rheumatoid arthritis (RA) | Leave a comment

I just had coffee with my friend Steph. Well, there are some advantages of being self-employed, and one is that when it’s quiet you can have coffee with your friends, until the panic sets in and you realise you need the work in order to pay the bills!

I told her about my giant slug issue and she said, ‘Well I would say, “No, no penguin, you don’t look anything like a giant slug,” but you probably wouldn’t believe me, so I won’t bother.’

I told her that actually she was very welcome to say that, so she did … but it wasn’t awfully convincing!! Well,I did say them as knew me might say it was too late to worry about it!

In danger of turning into a giant slug

November 4, 2009 at 10:35 am | Posted in rheumatoid arthritis (RA) | 2 Comments
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Them as know me might say it’s too late to start worrying about that now, but I’m getting even less exercise than usual at the moment because I feel OK until I start coughing, and I don’t tend to start coughing (much anyway) until I move. A few times lately I’ve been OK at work and then gone for a walk at lunchtime, coughed and spluttered my way around town (I could be blamed for being the disease vector for all the colds in this part of Norfolk at this rate), and felt absolutely lousy by the time I got back, all of ten minutes or so later. Exercise is supposed to make you feel GOOD! I’m getting really fed up with this!

It’s not helped by the fact that poor hubby has still got a cough too, much worse than mine, and we tend to set each other off – great fun in the middle of the night!

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