Hi All. First morning at home with husband and middle boy away "Doon Sooth". About to do hoovering, clean bathrooms, stir youngest son to come for dog walk out there although its windy and cold brrr I've been round our steep garden 3 times already and hands now bluish!
I'm blogging to tell of my best old new props for wrists in flare. I think I've mentioned it before but last year the OT at the hospital made me a bespoke resting splint. It looks hideous but it is amazing and I would recommend anyone who struggles at night with wrists to have one for each side. I've only got one for my right wrist, which is generally much worse than left - but she pointed out to me that if you wore both simultaneously you might not find it easy to get out of bed at night as it incarcerates the whole hand and wrist in a lovely, firm but slightly vice like grip! It was so comforting yesterday and last night I slept far better for wearing it.
This morning the dogs woke me at 7am and I gingerly put my wrists out to see how things would be and lo the pain and stiffness is almost away! Feet still sore and achy but ankle swelling has lessened dramatically and I feel like a new woman! This isn't down to my lovely, ugly prop but it must be all down to Naproxen. Not for the first time this drug has saved my bacon and I love it! It does make me retain fluid so I appear to gain weight but frankly if I can drive and walk the dogs and work and clean up - and get to my first reflexology apt later today then its worth its weight in gold! First time I've woken up without my hands being very stiff and swollen in - well since the last time I took it last June.
So me and my drugs and my ugly firm night splint are best buddies now and I should add that the black splints my physio customised for me last year are brilliant too. They are held by my thumbs so avoid knuckles and as I wear a lot of black they are barely noticeable. Hopefully a rare outing for all of these props and Naproxen once I get back into my Metoject. Just wanted to say something positive about meds and life today.