For those of us who are old enough to remember this means "That was the week that was" programme which just about sums up this last week for me.
My right shoulder flared up the previous weekend with a vengeance and I have been in great pain and waking up in the night with the shoulder frozen and unable to move it at all. After a few minutes it begins to unfreeze and start to move again. Have had hardly any sleep with the pain and had to leave a meeting early last Monday as the shoulder hurt so much I couldn't find anywhere comfortable to put my arm!
Have not been into work this week as have felt so ill with pain. Saw the GP who has put me back onto Diclofenac although haven't used it yet and have concentrated on Nurofen and paracetemol particularly at night.
Then a couple of days ago, the left shoulder started so trying to sleep on either side is now very difficult and I hate sleeping on my back.
So does my hubby - he says I snore. Cheek.!
It is a little easier today but had another bad night waking up every 2 hours or so. going to have a quiet day and have sent an e mail to my consultant's secretary to organise a steroid injection.
Also noticed my left leg swells up alarmingly but usually goes down at night. Did mention that to the GP sometime ago but she said that any trauma in the leg would cause that. That was the leg which had the Baker cyst which burst.
Both sides of jaw have seized up this week as well which has made eating difficult and have had a lot of mouth ulcers and soreness in the roof of my mouth as well. I must be keeping Bonjela going at present. And the mouthwashes do help as well.
Also terrible back ache so hope RA is not beginning to affect my spine. Hoping it is muscle strain only.
I hope this coming week will be better. It is very cold here but a lovely sunny day and the night skies have been fantastic. Didn't see the Northern Lights last week as not really looking, but have seen them in the past off the Norfolk coast - a faint green undulating display in the sky. Very beautiful.