Have been on a Hen party outing for a young future relative this weekend and realised my arthritis has transformed my outlook.
Went to York yesterday and looking forward to the event however my membership of the 4am club put me at a disadvantage from the start and was ready for a nap by the time we arrived at 2pm but did not manage to get one so starting to feel tired before we even started.
Booked into the hotel and then had a longish walk uphill to the meeting place. we all got together and had a drink and chat before going back to the hotel to get ready for the night out. set off out at 8.30 and starting to flag by this time but got into the spirit with the others donning the requisite sash and badges and started again on a long walk uphill for a meal and then a pub crawl before the nightclub. Actually found seating in all the venues which was surprising and a bonus which I took full advantage of. The night club was buzzing with 70's and 80's music and joined in with some moving about although it would be a long stretch of the imagination to call it dancing. Really enjoyed the evening although a bit of a lightweight and called it a night with some of the other more mature ladies and a heavily pregnant daughter at 1am and returned to the hotel which was ideally situated 100 metres away from the nightclub ( good planning or good luck i'm not sure ) but appreciated returned to hotel and congregated in our room and had another bottle of wine eventually managing to get to bed and sleep at 2.30 this morning. Slept very well and sorry folks that I didnt join you in the 4am club this morning as I slept in till 6.30.
We then had breakfast and a mooch around york before catching a train and getting home at 4pm.
I am sure I am going to suffer in the morning as I ache all over and my feet are killing me. I realise I am not the spring chick of a few years ago before the RA caught me but now more of an old broiling fowl. I take much longer to get ready, and the flesh is much tougher due to the effects of this disease, and although the joints may be tender this is not from youth but the inflammation. I think the steroids I have had over the last 6 months are starting to wear off and the chick I once was has now gone