Had a great half term wk, really busy - out every day, went to see Skyfall, visited family in the north. Was a bit naughty as I did not pace and as a consequence I've paid for it this wk, by feeling extremely tired and could not go into work on friday, as my knees, left shoulder and wrists were achey until the afternoon.
My feet swelled up the next day after spending 4 hrs in the car travelling to Leeds. The following day I planned to visit a hotter shop to purchase some shoes. Well my feet, ankle & wrist were swollen, no pain just swelling. It made buying shoes more difficult, but I managed to get some ankle boots, that would accomodate future swelling and really thick sock/tights as I had to go up a half a size!
The winter is having an effect on joints. Did not know what to expect really as I assumed that being on anti tnf, might mean I was immune to my extreme weather triggers. Well the up shot is that is I am not. I feel the cold and damp. My joints have ranged from being sore to dull ache. I haven't had the minging pain of last year, but I still feel the affects. I suppose I should be grateful and I am, but it does mean I have to do more planning & watch the weather reports etc.
Got an awful blood test next wk - errrrrrrr. I am glad I am now on 3 monthly bloods as now they don't dominate my life, but having to go so long means I have lost a bit of my nerve. 2 wks after that I have my first anti tnf assessment at the end of the month. I am hoping that everything goes ok with blood and the assessment. Whilst I know I won't be in remission, I am hoping for a less active disease score. I will keep you updated.
Haven't blogged much as I've been busy with work & nothing out of the ordinary has happened. Hope you are all well and a special hello to new members.
Take care wrap up warm,