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Weaving my way around Rheumatoid Arthritis.

I Know RA Is Still Lurking Because…

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When I garden for six hours, I’m flat on the couch for the remainder of the day.

When the weather changes I feel it in my bones.

The balls of my feet are swollen – again.

I think the PVCs are related to the RA – or at least to the auto-immune complex.

Ditto for the weird neuro- symptoms.

I usually NEED a nap by 4. I always WANT a nap by 4.

Almost once a week, I crash by 6 and sleep an extra 3 hours or more.

I do best on 8 or 9 hours of sleep, when all my life,  pre RA, I’ve needed only 5 or 6.

The burning lava has only cooled to the temperature of a hot sluggish summer creek.

I still flash when I flare- both hot flash and retina flash.

Edema is still rampant.

Right great toe is turning in. Both second toes have “bumps” on first joint. Right pinkie is turning out, more. All these are changes in the past year.

Health Stuff Thursday:

Balls of feet are still around a 0.25.  Left hand a little stiff.  Neck still creaking. All fingers are swollen from yesterday’s blisters, different from RA swollen.

Right hip still a ball of fluid, makes sitting unpleasant.

Tummy bloated like a beach ball :( It went down during the day yesterday,  bloated again this morning. ERG.

Weight this am 171 – up .7  from yesterday – typical follow-up to the blisters.

It was a bad GZ yesterday. I now have: 2 fingers with normal skin, 7 with cracks and scabs, swollen and dry. One with a deep blister that is sore to the touch and still won’t open. One GZ sets me back a month in the healing. Worst of all, I see two tiny blisters on one of the fingers that was completely healed.

Mild PVCS this morning, in general they have calmed down again.

Neuro symptoms are quiet too.

Yesterday I ate: chicken sausage, chicken sausage again, affogato, roast and carrots, coffee w C & S.

So, could 2 carrots cause the bloat this am? Is it detox bacteria dying off? Is it the lactose? The fodmaps in the coffee itself?

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Written by wovensongs

September 19, 2013 at 6:47 am

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