Another blistering night and day of pain



Apparently it got down around -35 last night. Fahrenheit and Celsius are pretty close together at that point. The house was pretty cozy, though the furnace and the wood stove were going full tilt.
Some people think this is nonsense, but I sure feel like extremes in weather affect how I feel. I had aching joints all over last night. Even my prosthetic knee seemed to be aching. This morning my whole body hurts. Good old fibromyalgia is biting me hard today.
I've taken lots of ibuprofen and put the long heating pad on the rocking chair. My
hands won't cooperate with knitting but sometimes crochet works. This afghan has been in the works for a couple of years so I hauled it out and some ugly yarn to get rid of. With that over my lap and the heat behind I was pretty cozy waiting for the Advil to kick in.
Valentines Day is a low key event in this house. We wish each other and maybe some flowers grace the table.  I know we are having a nice spaghetti and meatball dinner tonight.
So here I am, wishing you all a wonderful day and hope you are spending it with someone you care about.

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  1. I know what you mean about the weather causing you pain. I have RA in my shoulders, hands, knees and feet. Some days it is unbearable and I have to take prednasone while taking that medication causes me to be sleepy as well as aching. I feel achy and tired more on days when the weather causes it. Other times when I overdue my chores and other work. There doesn't seem to be anything else they can do for it so I guess we can only do our best at tolerating it. I pray it will be more tolerable and keep on going.

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    1. I remember my fathers aunties sitting in wheelchairs all curled up with knobby joints and always in pain. After I was diagnosed with OA,RA and fibromyalgia, thinking, thank goodness we have far better drugs for these afflictions. Then days like this when I try to get out of bed, and just want to curl all of my body parts that are aching into positions where they hurt the least and NOT MOVE....but that's not life..... You know Kathy, on our really GOOD days we will always do more than we should do and then pay the price. At times we are our worst enemy!

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  2. Oh Karen, yuck. But I know (firsthand) that weather affects anything with joints/arthritis and all. I'm not surprised it affects fibro too. I've been off kilter a bit -- not like you but enough that I know I have body parts. You shouldn't know you have your body parts -- they should just be there. Well, I hope you warm up and keep warm as possible and sending all good wishes. This cold can't last forever. Happy Valentine's Day.

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    1. We have been lucky not to have prolonged cold spells this winter.

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    2. I did, finally, cave in and take some serious pain medication and go for a two hour nap. (That stuff will lay me flat without a second thought). Felt significantly better on rising.
      Can't take presnisone. My daughter has to take it on occasion and calls it Satan's TicTacs!

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  3. I have arthritis in my knee, from an accident years ago. It only bothers me in the deep cold, and it's bothering me now.

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    1. I put off knee replacement for a very long time. Don't regret that surgery one bit. (Well maybe the first week or so post OP I was growly)

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  4. This extreme cold is no friend of mine. I saw my pain doctor today. I have a cortisone shot scheduled for my thumb. Hooray.

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    1. They hurt like H*** but they work! I want one in my right hand, but without a family doctor finding it difficult to make arrangements to get one.

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