...finding this sight is so very helpful & comforting...however i have to admit reading about how bad this can get is ..terrifying... ...A couple of years ago i was in the hospital for 8 days with diverticulitis...It took months to even start to feel somewhat normal...A little over a year ago the dr. said he thought i had CREST Syndrome with rhum. arthritis...Did some research...decided it would go away if i ignored it.....well that hasnt worked out so well..
...The symptoms certainly decide what kind of day i will have. I have 4 of the 5 'crest' symptoms... It doesnt even have to be cold outside for the raynauds to flare several times a day. The pain seems to have several different layers, haven't figured out what all my 'triggers' are yet..seems like i'm discovering new aspects of this daily.
...The newest 'symptom' is cramping..in my hands, feet, legs, even in my back if i stretch wrong or turn too fast...is anyone else experiencing this? It really makes it difficult to play & lift my grandbabies...
...I am still trying to age gracefully....We will see how well that works... ~debi~