Well it's that time of year and here we go again , layers upon layers of thermals and still the cold manages to eek its way into places on my body I hadn't realised existed !
Last night I walked into the living room and sat on the couch , as I did there was an almighty crack , my husband looked at me and jokingly said " what have you broken now fat ass ". "That my darling was the sound of my knees and hips all cracking at the same time " "Bloody hell sounds like you busted something "...just another delightful evening of raynauds....
I woke up this morning feeling quite good , that was until I looked in the mirror , I am so swollen I could easily be mistaken for the wife of the Marshmallow man in the Ghostbusters movie , my face is almost twice its normal size , I know that it will gradually go down during the course of the day , but all the same I'd rather be eating marshmallows than looking like one .
My right hand could easily be mistaken for one the foam hands you see at an American baseball game ,, its twice the size of the left and despite taking my medication doesn't look to be thinking of getting better any time soon , the chilblains have turned to ulcers and all of my joints are a pretty black colour ....( Before anyone answers this saying go in for an iloprost treatment....I can't ! five days away from home last Christmas had such a knock on effect that I'm never going to do that again ,no matter how bad I feel )
Anyway my fingers are starting to lose all feeling so it's time to stop typing and put the gloves back on ...all three pairs of them , and for me to wish all of you a Very Happy and Healthy ( as much as possible ) Christmas ...here's hoping 2013 will bring some new advances to help us manage our condition .