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Shell game

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Edema

Woke this morning with my right ear feeling funny, the canal is swollen again, and I can feel it from both inside and out. Closer inspection showed additional edema in upper thighs and ball of left foot. Such an interesting shell game – where is the edema hiding today.

Measurements yesterday showed everybody is 1/4 to 1 inch bigger than last week. Sigh. And PT1, who does my lymph-massage, is on vacation. The search for a backup is on.

Didn’t have any dizziness this morning until AFTER I took my thyroid pill and drank my am coffee. Too many variables, yet again.

Went to work for half a day, then went for acupuncture treatment. Now home for a nap. He thinks it is edema in my sinuses/ears.

Had a nice nap, then cooked dinner for my Monday night gals. Interestingly, one of my friends has also been having dizziness the past three days. So, maybe this is from the crazy weather, or some weird virus, and not related to RA at all. Wouldn’t it be nice to have a normal illness for once!

Joints

On a bright note, RA is quieter today. Less stiff, less achy. And I slept all night for the 3rd night in a row.

So, a day of reflection ahead. What is my next step. Since I think  getting CCd twice within a week caused this last little flare, what can I change now?

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Written by wovensongs

August 29, 2011 at 6:52 am

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