Howdy folks. Crackpot lil here.
I am going to blog what I have been up to and what I am about to do.
For kickers... I have just had a bit of a poohy week. I ran out of Folic acid and anti-depressant tablets last Wednesday. ordered them from docs should have picked them up Friday. Thursday I felt so sick and achy and painy that I stayed in bed. Got up Friday to accompany daughter to doctors she seems to have some sort of urinary/kidney problem. (Second visit after anti-biotics)
Before I knew it Saturday dawned, (I think), felt sicky, had forgotten to get tabs from docs so by then been without folic acid (which I take daily except metho day) and the old happy pills, for 3 days.
Sunday came and went in a bit of a blur, by now my hands were puffy and all my joints ached. Just co-incidence or was this side affect of Metho because I hadn't taken the FA? But why the puffiness. I give up I have no idea. As far as I know all my bloods are normal.
I am really envious of those people who have only been diagnosed for a short time but seem so much more clued up and in tune with what their body is telling them. I think my body must be talking a different blooming language!
Decided by Monday that I was going into semi-retirement, told His Right Honourable Leader of the farm, so he was sent into a depression. He misses me? Hmmm well I miss me too... so we had lots of heart to hearts over the
next couple of days.
Emerged this morning, like a butterfly from a caterpillar (yeah right, more like an elephant moth from a grub!). Feeling better, back on full quota of tabs since Monday... glitch over I hope, but knees def unstable and elbows and shoulder pains have returned. Wrist and fingers painful too..
I am, this afternoon attending a Rheumatoid Education course, being run by the OT in conjunction with the RA department of my Hospital and hoping to learn lots more. It will be interesting to see whether I have learnt more from you lovely people than they tell me. It runs for the next 7 weeks, so am hoping to take RH next week as it is helpful for partners, carers or anyone else interested in your immediate family/peer group. I think this is brilliant and wished I knew about it sooner... but that's another story.
RH son and heir and I are in the throes of re-structuring (gosh sounds awfully industrial) as I have now effectively given up working on the farm. I want to be able to enjoy the times when I am well, doing things I want to do, like housework (ha ha ha). I know am very lucky to have the choice, but it does mean tightening belts and eating gruel for the next goodness knows how many years.....
Alls well on the farm, lambs are frolicking in the rain! we have two new calves (I don't know how they got into the back of the livestock trailer, but they were there when we got home from market - says RH and son and heir) Peculiar that. We have just decided we can't afford a new grass machine, so the knackered old one will have to do the job this season. We are all geared up now to make lots and lots of hay and haylage to sell to horsey people up country.
Bill the charolais bull is back out with the ladies enjoying himself. Hopefully.
So, as I am supposed to be getting the VAT done (again!) I will leave it there..
Wishing everyone a happy peaceful and restful time (we can hope
Take care me buddies (that's devonshire for my beauties, which is self explanatory - apparently!)
Love Julie xxx