I just told my husband that I wanted a parafin wax machine. And memory foam for our bed. I told him that he would gain advantages from at least the memory foam, since he sleeps in our bed too!
I bet parafin wax is good for your skin too. Does the wax have special conditions/lotions in it?
Actually, Curley, you're right about the pain meds. The ultracet I take can take the edge off my other joint pains, but for some reason, it doesn't help my poor achy hands or feet, for that matter.
what about baking soda or epsom salt in a really hot bath? oatmeal might clog the drain, if you are seriously thinking of that - unless you mean making a large bowl of it and soaking your hands in it.
I took a VERY hot bath last night and it felt sooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo good on my achy body! I actually (whoops!) fell asleep in it.
CAMama--I take a hot bath every night. It eases my entire body and I look forward to it--even in the dog days of August! I will look into a parafin wax machine; I think I saw one for around $30 at Walmart.
You know, that sounds divine...let me know how you like it and if it's a pain to use/clean/etc.....I know everyone here who suggested it loves it.......I might have to invest myself!
SLE, limited scleroderma, Sjogrens, Hashimoto's, seizure disorder, Raynauds, anemia
Boo--that sounds like a plan!
All right you guys. Tone it down. Muffin?!
By the way, I had a manicure and pedicure to die for yesterday. Arm and leg massages, hot towels, paraffin....it just doesn't last long enough.
Grandson is here this weekend and I'm painfully reminded of my disease when he's here. Your should have seen me trying to open a package of Oreos last night. He's 7 and he he said, "Here GaGa, let me do it". I wanted to ask him why he doesn't just come live with me and take care of this piddly stuff for me. Really makes me mad and he's so cute about it. He says, "come on, I know you can do it" like a coach. Keeps asking me if I'm going to die because my fingers look so strange. And he has learned to be gentle when playing with me. So sweet!
Going to be a pretty day here, in the '60's. Need to attempt to get flower beds at business cleaned out. Springtime in Oklahoma! Snow and a couple of hard freezes last week. We'll probably start having tornadoes this week! These constant changes in pressure are the pits!
Have a GREAT day, Boo (the muffin girl)
erin how is crohns arthitis ? does damage the joints could be like polyarthritis?
would u like to ask your friendgirl how is crohns in the hands?