I was once told that if we have a sense of the absurd we can survive anything.
During my most recent really difficult flare (am at the tail end thank goodness) my right hand and forearm ballooned and was burning hot. However, my left hand remained its usual icy cold and became an inbuilt cold compress! No bothering anyone for ice packs, nor frozen peas, just a few minutes waving in the air and it was ready to bring relief all over again. Bliss!
By the way, and genuinely, anyone have an elegant solution for ice cold and thus painful noses?