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Good days bad days

Strange this PMR...had almost a week of some pretty good days, did some traveling and site seeing (fall colors in Michigan), felt great except for some slight morning stiffness and soreness, tired in the evenings but not a bad stretch...then the weather changes to cold and rainy, I felt this coming..woke up middle of the night and very sore, hand joints and shoulder aching ...felt like I had the flu..terrible day... frustrating after thinking I was beating this thing...then woke up the next night, same time, around 2am, moved around in bed a little and thought, "jeez, I feel good"..the day was pretty good...strange how it tricks you into thinking your starting to level off and then WHAM...the PMR says, hey, I'm still here buddy!...bloodwork this week, hope the inflammation is down..so there's my sort long story for the week...

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I totally recognise what you describe. In the early days I thought it was remission. Just cherish the good days and don't be tempted to run a marathon.

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Things can change within a day. I woke up on Thursday delighted that for the first time in ages I'd slept through the night and feeling almost normal. I had a 20% voucher off women's clothes for Marks & Spencer so, in need of new underwear and nightwear, I decided to take advantage. This meant taking the bus from virtually outside my front door, getting off at Brent Cross and going to M&S (just within the main doors), choosing and paying for what I wanted and getting the bus back home - hardly any walking and no hassle as it was early and the mall was quiet. Back home I collapsed and was on the sofa for the rest of the afternoon.

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I know that feeling, but it`s human nature to want to catch up with normal life, so difficult this pacing lark......

I want to go out today, but I`m stiff, have some pain, and feel low, thinking I need to move a bit to ease the stiffness, and hopefully feel cheered up, so what`s to do.....go out and be worse maybe tomorrow, or stay in and still be more stiff with pain....to me it`s a conundrum!......All suggestions welcome!

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Out for some fresh air and a GENTLE walk - just not too much.

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Yes, thank you I am going to do that....the sun is out so might as well.....hope weather is ok where you are.....

Clocks have gone back here...beats me why they bother.....

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Trying to summon up the enthusiasm - weather is OK this side o the Alps, but less pleasant in Austria I gather.

Yes - will be dark as a bag by 5pm today...

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yes it is, and now I weigh the known consequences (thank god for spell check)...like yesterday, felt sorta crappy but still did some yard work preparing for winter, I thought about it, knew I would be sore this morning, but for some reason I'm really not that bad and glad I did what I did..for some reason raking leaves is hard on the arms and back but it felt good to be out doing it....some days I just say "to hell with it, ill pay the price"...haha...

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No choice but simply put one foot in front of the other, pray for the best and accept the pain, stiffness and pain relief as it comes.

Yesterday played with the grandchildren (3 and 1) in Central Park, walked about 4 miles, shopped a little then rested at night. Way more stiffness this morning. I know I have to pay to play. Damn PMR!

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Weather can be blamed for a lot!!!!

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I'm certain the weather and barometric pressure affect our health in some ways..

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