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…
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
There's just one problem with the top notice on the side door of my GP surgery, below: Did you guess? No, I wasn't picking up on anything grammatical - although I could... This door IS the different entrance you'll be using. I think they meant to stick the notice on the main door instead. <Insert … Continue reading This is what I have to put up with
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!
Well ... after ten years of saying 'I will NEVER have another aspiration and injection into the knee, not for a million pounds ...' I've just had one! Kudos to the hospital - the day unit were fantastic - so different to the staff in the other part where you go for the six-monthly checks. … Continue reading Aspiration and injection into the knee
I've been doing well for ages - hence the quietness on the blog - nothing much to say - and suddenly BAM, out of the blue, I woke up yesterday morning with my usual left knee flare. Actually weather-wise it wasn't such a clear blue sky - we'd had a few beautiful days and yesterday … Continue reading Flare! Out of a clear blue sky …
I was just doing some snowdrop lifting (sounds a bit like sheep rustling but it isn't!) in preparation for an art class tomorrow and I managed some penguin landing instead - crash landing! Luckily I'm mostly fine - slight twinges in all the diodes down my right side, to misquote Douglas Adams, but certainly nothing … Continue reading Pride goes before a fall … ouch!
I'm just getting over yet another flare. I had a few days of feeling fine, and then bam, one of those horrible all-over body flares. No individual joint was so bad that I felt the need to visit the doctor or phone the helpline or beg on bended knee (impractical in my case of course) … Continue reading Another flare and another study