Hi All,Sorry I havent been on for a while not been well last week and then was away weekend. Hope you had a pain free weekend and enjoyed the sun.
I Went to Stratford Upon Avon with my hubby the weekend, some of you will remember me saying he had booked it as a surprise to cheer me up after having sat in the house for 3 months in agony from my RA . We had a fantastic time the weather was lovely,the park full of actors dressed in outfits from shakespeares plays, there was a live band, and dancers, magicians, and clowns and a small market selling genuine wares ie, leather goods, silk scarves which my husband bought me two of, as i couldnt make my mind up which to choose, one was cornflower blue with a peacock on it the other a salmon pink with blue outlined butterflies and soaps, etc..., the hotel was full of history and staff were really lovely and very helpful, we had a beautiful room overlooking the park and the food was gorgeous , breakfast i had in bed to save my legs going down to the dining room. Evening high tea was really enjoyable with little sandwiches and quaint little cakes and a chocolate fondu with fruit as well .Our evening meal was cooked to perfection roast lamb with all the trimmings and desert was a sherry trifle but with quite exotic fruits followed by a liquer coffee. I did have a few baileys i must admit but all in keeping with the evening lol well thats my excuse and i'm sure i've added a few ponds to the weighing scales when i can pluck up the courage to weigh myself lol. . We returned home sunday evening after 7pm. All in all a fantastic weekend really left me feeling refreshed i didnt do to bad with walking either as i have my walking stick physio gave me before i went to stratford so this aided my walking well it did untill i ended up with blisters on my left hand as the stick was rubbing so ended up buying a new stick with blue floral pattern all over it quite pretty but it has a rubber straight handle thats cushioned so a lot more comfortable. I must say was shattered in a good way when we got back.
On Monday my Enbrell nurse came out i'd had my injections delivered on the Thursday previous. I injected myself with no problems and i wasnt frightened at all. I think i had waited that long that i was eager to get started . The only thing i will say is it stung a little but i think this is the substance going in not the needle. It was very quick and all over within a few seconds. Guess what NO HORRIBLE SIDE EFFECTS either !!!!!!!. That was my biggest fear. So i am really happy about that . I am in less pain just my right leg knee joint , ankle and toes all playing up r/knee still swollen and left but left not too bad.
I went to Aquatone yesterday and really enjoyed it . I'm either getting used to the exercise routine or my joints seem to be getting used to it. But i thoroughly enjoy it and even met an old work colleagued there this week from a previous employment as a Medical receptionist.
So we went for coffee and a chat to catch up . Was shocked to find out she also had RA and Osteo and atttends the same Rhuemy hospital as me . We had a really good catch up and a good laugh about old times, felt really good .
So all in all have had a good weekend and start to the week. Hope you've all been enjoying the weather and are having a painfree day . lots of hugs Lena :))) xxx