Tuesday when I got off work, I went to Walmart and did some grocery shopping (and a new sun clip for my glasses because I ALREADY lost the one I got a month ago). I paid for it, dearly. When will I ever learn that I can NOT work all day, and then go do something else? When the fever woke me yesterday morning at 4am, I knew it. But I got up and went to work anyway. I lasted till 10:30, and left crying.
You've heard me say, the RA doesn't really mess with specific joints anymore (the neck doesn't count, remember). but I still get the all-over-body-pain-getting-the-flu feeling. That is also the feeling that tells me its time for a prednisone. The ache starts in the lower legs, no specific joint, and if I wait too long, like an hour or more, then its all over the body, and I am crying. Then those painful areas in my chest begin to hurt. I have this round spot, about 6 inches in diameter, right in the middle of my chest that when its time for prednisone, it begins to feel like a rock of concrete. Makes it difficult to breath, to move, to sit up straight. And taking a deep breath feels like a punch in the chest.
So yeah...I did it again. I went home at 10:30, got in my chair, and slept till almost 6. Woke up feeling no better, took more meds, had a bit to eat that felt like I was eating gravel, and went back to my chair with Netflix. By morning, I'm (as my dad would say :)) "fine as frog hair". :) well "fine" as I get. I've actually felt pretty good today. But no over doing it. See I was already thinking "Hobby Lobby". I don't need to do that, and I SURELY do not need more yarn. So. I'm going to stop at the fast food joint on the way home, pick up some burgers, and point my car in a southern direction. Hubs and I will do our daily Bible study while we drink our fresh strawberry/mango/pineapple smoothie like we do every day, and I'm going to just take it easy and work on some project, for I have many languishing on the hooks and needles at the moment. Just breath my lovelies!