I was quite prepared to face the day but my body had other ideas. My RA has flared up and while it's been diagnosed as 'mild' there is nothing mild about RA pain. My left wrist and thumb hurts, I can barely move my hand, but the real pain is in my feet, I can't even put my foot down without whincing. I have an inflamed nerve in my foot that has decided to really flare up, this nerve is then surrounded by two toe joints that have RA that have also decided to flare up. I had to call in work sick and I've taken so much time off ill that I'm worried I'm going to up for review and given the sack! So today I cried, and I mean sobbed like a baby. Usually I'm strong, I can take a lot, but today, I needed to shed some tears.
Sorry this email is not happy, or upbeat, but I just needed to share my vulnerability with a group of people that truly get it and understand that pain can cause tears. Much love to you all.x