Havejust fired up the computer as have been too ill up to now to do anything about blogging. Tilly cut her foot last Thursday afternoon whilst out across the fields. That caused me a lot of worry. When I worry, I tense up and then the RA starts up as well. So I have had since last Thursday in a great deal of pain, my feet so sore I could hardly put my feet to the ground, wrists and hands swelling up, shoulders and knees so sore and painful.
Had a reasonably quiet day on Friday - went to bed feeling awful, couldn't sleep for the pain and discomfort. Saturday, we did the shopping, still treating Tilly's foot and then discovered Berry had a very sore ear. So more treatment on that as well.
We were out in the evening at a birthday party - the type of party I like, talking to friends, good food and background music. But with sitting a lot, I began to seize up and could hardly move when I got home. Church very early Sunday morning at 9 a.m., back to the grandchildren and opening of their presents, home for an hour and then off to friends for Xmas Day lunch. Got home about 7.15 to find Berry had chewed up his bedding so had to tidy that up - bending down etc does not help the joints either! Still not sleeping at all well. Watched Downton - the only decent thing on the TV that evening.
Tilly still limping although I had spoken to a retired vet who advised leave it to nature but use some antiseptic cream and keep her foot clean which I had been doing anyway. More bending involved!
Boxing Day really overdid it. 9 people for a late lunch. Himself did the sprouts and I did the rest. By the time everyone had gone, I was hobbling with pain, my back was killing me, hands had swollen up and wrists
were painful as well. Woke up at 6 a.m. and couldn't get back to sleep so lay there wondering why my consultant was sending for me a month earlier than he said and panicking about the x ray on my shoulder and what had been found. Then thought if it was serious he would have contacted me before now.
Spent all today resting with my feet up. Himself went off to play golf, I finished tidying up and emptying the dishwasher - more bending. Sat over my breakfast with a heat pad on my back. Hands and wrists swollen and very hot and painful. Knees and feet didn't bear thinking about - the balls of my feet really swollen so put them into cold water. Now evening and beginning to feel more human again but shoulders, feet and knees still hurt. Think I got thoroughly chilled this last week what with being in a very cold church for the carol concert and jazz evening earlier in the week and then overdoing it over Xmas.
Now having a bit of a rest until New Year although we are out at friends on New Year's Eve so don't have to worry about doing anything. A friend coming for supper tomorrow and two more for supper on Friday. Hoping as the week wears on the RA will settle again. Hope everyone had a really good Xmas and a Happy new Year to you all. LavendarLady x