Survived Latitude festival with RA!
Having been encouraged and inspired by everyone on this site, just wanted to write something positive for my first blog.
Am still coming to terms with having this condition, diagnosed in January & on MTX since April, now starting to see improvements, but with many ups and downs.
Went off to Latitude festival on Saturday, for the fourth time and knew that this would be a different experience this time around. My poor husband was laden down with huge rucksack containing different meds, lots of layers for when i felt either too hot, too cold..., crystallized ginger and cans of soda just in case I felt sick, spare elasticated bandages for every conceivable joint. Anyway, I had a fantastic day, I think the adrenaline and feel good hormones must have kept me going until nearly midnight. Even the awful weather & mud didn't spoil things. Although it wasn't quite the same as previous times - less dancing at the front and more sitting on camping chair at back (mind you that had to be less embarrassment for my teenage daughter) I manged to feel quite normal for once.
Hope everyone is having a good day and having better weather than we are getting.
Good for you Caroline,so glad you managed to go and enjoy it.
The weather is awful here again today after a lovely day yesterday.
Take care Beth 48 xx
Hi Beth, can't believe this weather, hope you made the most of one nice day.
What a lovely blog Caroline. It cheers one up when they are having a bad day. Teenage children hey they don't realise we have been there and done all that. Its our turn to embarrass them. We love them all the same though.
So glad you enjoyed you day and night out even thoughit was different to what your used to.
Take it easy now. sylvi.xx
Thanks Sylvi, yes, my daughter thinks I am far too old to have a good time. Can still show her a thing or two though.
I'm so glad you had a lovely day and the determination to keep up with your wild ways (albeit from a camping chair).
Thanks Judy, even with the camping chair I think I'm paying for it today, but I don't care, it was worth it.
Well done Caroline! I went to see Fat Boy Slim recently at a standing only, indoor venue. My husband pre-booked me a seat in the 'VIP' section and it was great! I was able to sit down when I needed to and the view was brilliant. No getting jostled either, I would recommend it.
Hi Carole, VIP sounds posh!, never tried it but maybe RA can be my excuse now.
VIP is a euphemism for the disabled seating section. Not a phrase I choose to utter!
Midnight? When's that then...... But great, glad you had a good time. Polly