The last few days has been great here in the south east. The temperature today managed to get up to 21 degrees with clear skies. But like most folks on this forum I spent the day indoors viewing the sun and all its glory from my sitting room with the patio doors open. The sunshine is great for most people, but if you’ve got swollen painful joints and it’s impossible to move without wincing, the best place on glorious days like this is usually in the shade, unless you have a desire to look like the Michelin man come evening. It’s a crying shame that when you’re plagued with a condition like arthritic disease and you’re not stable or in remission, that you have to spend most of your time missing the wonderful outdoors because your body just doesn’t have the capability of doing what it once did. I miss the family hikes, the outdoor activities like canoeing, climbing and being able to get up a hill without being in shear agony. I am hoping that one day I can get to be just a little closer to the person I once was. I am not asking for much, I would like to wake up pain free, go on walks without needing a stick, cycle with my kids. I am not asking for miracles (although it feels like it at times) just some of my life back.
Is there anyone here who has managed to achieve this. If yes, I would love to hear from you. It would be great to know that there’s hope.
Enjoy what’s left of the sunshine and this glorious day 😊