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Joint Report

This has been the best weekend! I think the roller coaster flare, which started March 15, is finally over. I’ve had 4 days of baseline level RA symptoms. Maybe even a little better than my pre-flare baseline.

I spent 4 days in the mountains, with my DD. She also has CD, so the household is a gluten-free zone.  We gardened and played. The weather was amazing, hot sunny, cool at night, no humidity. So, that could have played a part in my amazing 4 days. We started flower and vegetable gardens at her new home. We gardened lots – and were also careful to take an hour break for every hour we worked. We were shade-seeking gardeners – planning where we worked based on where the shade was! Took lots of feet-above-the head lay downs, to help keep the edema at bay, used my back foam roller at least twice a day, ice packs and heat wraps, and made it through 4 days of intense (for me) gardening with RA remaining at baseline throughout each day, and across the four days. I feel very empowered! Maybe I can tame this beast without drugs.

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Written by wovensongs

May 28, 2011 at 7:54 pm

Posted in Joint Protection

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