I'm trying to find an alternative to standing for long periods of time. Its the one thing that really sets off pains and things like that. When I go to art galleries, which I do a lot, I find its the most difficult thing, and I'm constantly looking for somewhere to sit down.
I remember my mother used to have terrible times standing at parties (she fancied herself as a bit of a socialite) and I couldnt understand why standing should be harder than moving about. But I find standing while doing the ironing easier than standing just doing nothing. Yesterday I had to make a special lunch as my daughter and her new bloke were coming to lunch and I was making a potato salad which involved scraping a whole load of new potatoes. I know I shouldhave bought a ready made one, but I wanted to do it myself. Anyway standing at the sink and scraping with my right hand was just what I didnt want to do. When her RA was at its worst my mother used to sit while doing most household chores, and I do try to do a lot of things while sitting at the kitchen table.