If exercise is the cure for all ills …

January 29, 2011 at 4:22 pm | Posted in rheumatoid arthritis (RA) | 4 Comments

… then I should be feeling pretty spry after today. If, on the other hand, pacing it is the answer to all life’s little problems, then I might be in trouble!

After pretty much an entire week of migraines and RA pains, to the extent that I had most of Thursday and Friday ‘off sick’, I woke up feeling relatively chipper this morning, so hubby and I (OK, mostly hubby) have put together two new bookcases for the living room. Sitting around watching hubby build bookcases (sorry, I mean helping) was relatively stress and exercise free, but then we decided we had to move some of the bookcases we already had, and also get rid of a load of old videos since our video recorder/player has finally given up the ghost and there’s not much point replacing it now. So … a trip into town lugging a load of videos (and I do mean a LOAD) of videos to one of the local charity shops, and then back to move more books and bookcases … only to discover that the new one we wanted to put by the window didn’t quite fit … more moving, more book shuffling … lots more dusting! More carting books and up and down stairs. We’ve tried about four different combinations of bookcases now … which is a lot of yanking bits of furniture about – not just the bookcases but everything else in the room, in order to be able to reach the bookcases.

We just decided to have a nice cup of tea (very English) and take a break from the chaos by coming upstairs to the computers. Both living room and dining room are currently uninhabitable and we have to go down soon and move one bookcases that we’ve already emptied, moved and refilled once!

Strangely I feel pretty OK .. but I wouldn’t like to make any predictions about tomorrow at the moment!


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