Well, I've had my vaccine. Hurrah! As usual the surgery messed up. A few weeks ago, realising that they might phone me to try to sort the vaccine out, I thought 'Gosh, I rarely answer the home phone - better make sure they use my mobile' so I filled in their online form to update … Continue reading Vaccine
OK, I'm exaggerating. The flare is real, the existential crisis not so much, but I am wondering whether to continue this blog, as all I do these days is post occasionally to say, 'Hi guys I'm flaring' and then not post for months because I have nothing to say about RA, thanks to being pretty … Continue reading Another flare, another existential crisis…
Since I started the steroids a couple of weeks ago, I've been ticking of little milestones: today I can bend the leg a bit, today I managed to walk round the garden ... and bigger ones, today I stopped using my stick, today I made it onto my favorite local footpath ... but today's milestone … Continue reading Flare finally over – woohoo!
Well, if you read this blog much you’ll have an idea I’ve been flaring, semi-flaring, recovering from flares and going into new flares, for a wee while now. (Or not - 'cause I realise I've failed to actually post about most of it!) I was quite shocked to find, when I did a little history, … Continue reading Here comes the cavalry
This is that rare thing, Pollyanna Penguin trying to stay calm, measured and reasonable, and not 'fly off the handle' at the GP, since I don't particularly want to get thrown off the practice register. (Although if the practice up the road with the much better reputation would take me, that would be a blessing … Continue reading Shielding letter: Part 2
Here in the UK there are two categories of 'vulnerability' to COVID-19, 'vulnerable' and 'shielding'. I've known I was in the vulnerable category from day 1 - in fact before day 1 of the lockdown. From a week or so before lockdown I was already practicing 'social distancing' and not going into shops etc. because … Continue reading Shielding letter
There’s a thin line between bravery and stupidity and those of us who are saying they’re just going to ignore advice to self-isolate or socially distance and get on with their lives may be surprised to know that they’ve crossed it to the wrong side! COVID-19 is a pretty low risk disease to the vast … Continue reading There’s a thin line …
So it's been about three weeks since the latest knee flare-ette started and I think 'doing something radical' actually did the trick - OK, it's taken three weeks whereas if I go and squawk loudly enough at the doc it might mean I get steroids or an aspiration or whatever and it reduces it to … Continue reading Knee update – on the mend
I'm feeling so much better today that the trick for today is going to be carrying on with all the sensible things I was doing yesterday and not just going, 'Oh, it's OK now, I don't need to bother to rest the leg!' One thing I didn't add yesterday, although it was implied with Hottie, … Continue reading The trick for today…
So, instead of waiting until my knee flare goes from flarette to full-blown bad-ass flare, while doing absolutely nothing about it, and then saying, 'Oh gosh, I should really read my old blog posts, I always forget there are things I can do', I decided not to be the same ol' numpty this time, and … Continue reading Doing something radical!