Tuesday, April 27, 2010

Viva la Vida?

A very important list for those with Rheumatoid Arthritis, and/or Lupus, and/or Fibromyalgia. (aww hell, for any of the auto-immune arthritic diseases)

How not to Cripple Yourself

1. Do not scrub your bathroom tub tile walls until your hands can no longer hold the brush, and your back appears to be stuck in the bent position for the bottom half.

2. Do not do wash in the middle of the night after a long day.

3. Do not do a lot of writing and errands the next day, forgetting that sometimes the swelling and pain takes a while to set in.

4. DO try to hide the fact that you are crying in frustration and pain for hours and hours.

5. DO take pain killers before you get to that point.

6. DO text/talk with someone who understands and asks the right questions and doesn't say dumb things like 'It will be ok.' (Uncle K, thank you)

7. DO hope/pray/light candles etc that you will get an appointment soon with a new rheumatologist since you really don't like the one you have now.

8. DO go for the yummy! ;-)

9. DO play silly computer or iphones games to distract yourself.

10. DO remember that it won't be ok, but it will get better than right now.

be well...


Lisa said...

Awww...I'm taking you are having a bad time. I hope you start feeling better soon ~ I miss you!!!

Anonymous said...

Oh, it SUCKS to have to wait for a doctor change. I'm glad you are doing it, though. You deserve to be treated by someone you can relate to and who sees you as the wonderful Individual you are.

Char said...

I can certainly emphasize! Hope you feel better soon.


ADB said...

It is so easy to (want to) forget RA, I assume - and then pay the price... Be well.

Dawn said...

Thanks everyone!!!

be well...

Traci said...

Hope you are feeling better. It sounds miserable. I've been dealing with joint pain severely since January. I think my toe joints are the only ones who don't hate me!

Jeanie said...

Wishing you some decent pain free days. It can't be easy having to put up with what you have and try to stay cheery. Hope you get some respite soon.
Jeanie xxx

Missie said...

I'm having a really bad fibro day myself. Hope you feel better.

ELLIE said...

so hope that you are feeling better - hope all else is well in your corner of the world - take care~!~

"MaMa" said...

thank you for always saying the right thing at the right time - even when you don't know it :)