Saturday, March 19, 2011

Saturday - Flare Up?

So I said I would keep ya posted if and when I had a flare - and what it felt like.....

Soooooooooooo today is a min-flare day and I am posting it!

I felt it coming on Thursday and Friday. Like a creeping shadow laying in wait. Friday night I went to bed and while watching TV any hip and ankle joints began hurting very badly. Then today - wammo - it's here.

It's not a bad one though, as I do NOT have the flu-like feeling, malaise and fatigue that will put you down for the day (week). Today is more about joint pain and puffiness. Some fatigue. Although for the record, I was able to clean my house. I just hurt pretty bad afterwards - lol!

Okay, so today's symptoms for those inquiring minds:
Ankle pains - very intense, more on the right - makes me need to limp to walk, and worse after sitting for a while.
Ditto with the hips, wrists, hands and shoulders. Joint pain and stiffness.
Puffy hands
Puffy fingers
Thumb swollen and doesn't bend all the way today. (how do those w/o opposoble thumbs do it?!)
Achiness

That's about it for today - Not that bad at all - BUT I promised I would write when I was feeling flare-ish, and I had a free moment so I did.

Actually right now, even typing is hurting a tad.... Not a good joint day. But I had a great run of it all week and was able to exercise and be on the go, so perhaps this is just a bit of over-doing it or a min-flare.

All I know, is I am grateful it is not too intense and that is all I have to deal with at the moment. It is a gorgeous weekend and I don't want to share it with a flare.

Well, that's all for now. My and small joints in my hands are hurting so I am saying Good bye and farewell for now.

Hope all is well with you!!

Peace and Love ~

Stacie

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