Every few days for the past few weeks I’ve been getting these flare ups in various joints: hips, knees, wrists, maybe some fingers, and ankles. It usually lasts for about 2 days… stiff, achy, generally painful, but not necessarily swollen or red, and the onset is fast; within an hour I’m hobbling around. Yesterday was the worst. Pretty much every joint save for my toes and a few fingers were stiff and sore and I could hardly get out of my car (I’ve been avoiding stairs when I can because ooooowwww).
So today it’s mild in both wrists, and my right ankle is…. swollen, red, tender to touch and stiff. So guess who’s going to make a Drs apt because screw this. I think it’s a combo of work related joint stress and CFRA. I’m careful at work to use good body mechanics and I avoid max assist lifts and transfers when I can (I’m here to facilitate, not force).
Also….. today is my 1 year work anniversary! So that’s fun, and cool. Here’s to several more wonderful years in Oregon (hoping my body lasts that long! sheesh)
If you think your mom overreacts just remember once my mom cancelled our trip to New York because I refused to eat the meatloaf she made
my mom accused me of selling my birth certificate and social security to the black market when she couldn’t find them
My friends mom found my digestive enzyme meds on her bedroom floor after I visited once and was convinced her daughter was on drugs.