Hi everyone. bad day today. had a lousy night - hubbies mobile went off at 2.30 a.m. woke us both up - he couldn't get back to sleep so took himself off to the spare room to read for a bit. I got back to sleep about 4 a.m. My left hand is painful and the tendon running from the wrist to the middle finger is standing up and the wrist just below the palm is painful. Knees bad today, shoulders hurt, feet hurt, feeling really down and weepy but don't know why. Perhaps too much stress this last week. Been over to a friend who lives 20 miles away to collect quiches for Sunday's anniversary lunch. Also saw their labrador Guiness - lovely dog. Puppy dog came with me to meet new people (for him) and new dog. More or less behaved himself. Now back home. Left hand is really bugging me and right thumb joint is very swollen. Does anyone else have trouble with the tendons in their hands during a flare up? Would be interested to know. Hospital did say it could be De somebody or other syndrome and if it got worse, would have to have the tendon cut but to keep pulling the middle finger back to stretch the tendon. sometimes the right hand tendons will do the same. Such a nuisance as it means I can't bend my hand or fingers. Could really just sit and howl. But life has to go on and trying to get myself out of this stage. Just about to have some lunch and then take puppy for his training session this afternoon for an hour. That usually wears him out and I can then have a rest.