Life is ok

Well doing well on sulfalazine for 6+ months now I've discovered that I can move without bracing/anticipating for the pain. Life is getting back to somewhat normal and go me today I was on the floor cleaning the skirting and on the kitchen tops cleaning windows !!!! Go me and my new found athleticism 😜 hubby even got excited and hinted that my rediscovered dexterity could even stretch to making cushion covers πŸ˜±πŸ˜…πŸ˜…πŸ˜… just because I can move again does not mean I am Newley talented 😭😭 oh the uneducated 'normal' unaffected by illness mentality 😭😭😭 I've got no chance of him sympathising now and making me a cup of coffee x

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  • Lovely to hear. I'm about seven weeks into sulfasalazine so still waiting.

  • Well done but don't over do it! I had a steroide inj and felt so good I did a bit of hedge cutting, it took me over a week for the pain in my shoulders to subside.Will I ever learn?

    Regards Mike

  • I do the same thing... all. the. time~ Dang - Start to move pain free and suddenly decide I can take on the world! I agree with Mike, just take it easy in all of that pain free movement!

  • Im 2 weeks into sulfalazine start 3 pills a day tomorrow. Plus Gabapentine,Paracetmol, Tramadol, Lansoprazole - approx 20 pills a day so far I do t think Ive forgotten any !

    I feel there is mot enougjh hours in the day to take all these & whoa betide if I just get on with life before I know it Ive missed tbe slot for taking nxt lot of pills so puts me out of sinc.

  • How lovely to hear something positive. I go into my second week of sulphasalazine tomorrow, and to hear your success gives me hope that i will be successful too. Well done, and thank you 😊

  • Very pleased for you. Matalow is right, don't over do it. Listen to the hundreds who did, you'll pay! Even if you don't, you might still get a cuppa if you tell hubby if you tell him how kind and lovely it was of him to make you one and he's the best husband in the world. All the very best.

  • Lovely to hear a positive story. Thank you for sharing. Maybe your hubby is hoping the new you is the beginning of morphing into superwoman πŸ’πŸ’ͺπŸ˜‰

    Best wishes x

  • Ooooh - Wouldn't it be lovely if that worked that way??

  • Hello theres nothing like a bit of pain relief for boosting your positivity and your general demeanour. Hope it lasts for a long long long time for you. Take care, stay well and dont let the RA grind you down.

  • Must admit it cracked me up when you said your husband got all excited at your new dexterity........then suggested you might make some cushion covers!πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‰πŸ˜‰

  • Ha ha ha - yeah - It's not fair how that works, is it... "I can move, so suddenly I can sew.." Cute

  • Sorry, it's probably a man thing. But I was thinking of something other than sewing cushions! πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‰

  • Thanks for replies and advice on not overdoing it. I'm pleased my post has given some of you hope for effective tmt with sulfalazine and others a giggle. As for my hubby getting his hopes up for miraculously emerging new talents he's gonna get a shock esp when he finds a cushion that has been made with wonder web and stuffed with bricks thrown at him !!!!! πŸ˜…πŸ˜…πŸ˜‹ hopefully a full Sunday roast will quieten him for the afternoon failing that I'm off out with the dogs 🐢🐢

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