I have been on several biologicals for awhile now and because I have had extended periods when I was off all medication due to switching from one drug to another......anyhow the result has been that the disease has been allowed to spread to areas that were disease free before. I now have pain and inflammation in my feet and ankles.
I used to read on this site people with affected feet and ankles and wondered how they were able to walk at all. Now I know what they were talking about. I can walk but I still have pain. I have to say that I walk with a limp as my knees are in really condition so walking for me is compromised anyhow.
What I want to know is what I can do to ease the pain in my feet, especially at night when I go to bed. Also after a day on and off my feet when I finally get my feet off the floor at about 9 o' clock and stretch out as much as possible on the sofa the pain seems to get worse.....maybe I'm just able to dwell on them more, I don't know. All I know is that my ankles hurt and it goes up my leg.....the rest of my foot and toes sort of go mad with a serious case of manic pins and needles plus the usual pain. It takes me ages to fall asleep (and i have a wee helper for this) with this sensation in my feet.....I don't know where to put them to get ease.
I would be really gratefully for any advise as to what I can do to relieve this.....I know it won't go away!
I have to say that I got great advice on here from someone(sorry I don't remember the name) about a kettle for one! It is fabulous and I highly recommend it to anyone who has problems with strength in their hands (which is about 99% of us I'd say). I have a cradle for my kettle but it still causes a lot of pain trying to fill it.
Anyhow the kettle is like a mushroom with a cap at both ends, I have a lovely red one. When it was highlighted on here it was described as looking like one of those posh expresso machines.
It has been a godsend to me and I know I will be saving loads on my electric bill as you only boil exactly what you need. I highly recommend it. Mine is a morphy Richards and cost 20 something...but worth it's weight in gold!
The sun has finally come out here in the northwest of Ireland......we are always the last to get it.....I'm looking forward to sitting in my garden with a nice glass of Melbec and watching the dogs playing.i will ignore that there is weeding I am not able to do and the tree and hedge trimming is now at head night. I'm 5ft and have to duck to get past my overhanging trees. I'm going to phase out all things negative and just feel the warmth of the sun on my well factored skin!!!
Yes I will still be in pain and my personal situation could be better but for now the sun is shining and in my wee world things are alright, not fantastic but I know they could be a lot worse......so I'm going to take my small pleasures where I get them......hope you all have a great week-end in the sun and for the week to come. XXX