oh Wendy you crack me up. umh? honestly, i wouldn't say i'm THAT bad...i mean, i never killed anybody nor have been in an accident. LOL. but yeah, he failed me because i didn't/couldn't turn around and look! i was 17 at the time, so i didn't care...i got ticked off and sped home!
yeah, you'll find that with OA rest will help with pain. or say rather not using the joints all day will prevent OA pain from flaring up.
i really empathize with you. i'm pretty much total bed rest a good 4 out of 7 days a week. not doing well & WHEN i get a good day where i can actually walk and stand for longer than 15 or 20 minutes with tolerable pain...I GO NUTS!
Sunday was like that for me. went food shopping w/ my honey, showered, and cooked for about 3 hours and made a nice dinner. that is like EPIC activity for me. and thus today, very bad hip and hand/elbow pain. but those days i cherish. he says, slow down or take it easy...and i can't, because i never know when a good day will happen again! so i tell em "take advantage of me when i'm like this PLEASE!" LOL.
even when i'm on total rest...doesn't matter, same amount of mobility issues and pain day after day.
most days of the week, if i shower & get dressed that's A LOT.
i was quite an athlete...and i really think i'll be functional again. maybe not soon...but it will happen...
so i can earn lots of money & get a car & not stink at driving! hah.
take good care.
Active, Severe RA. Crohns Disease. Chiari Malformation & Right Brain venous anomoly. AS. Emphysema. Rheumatic Lung. MVP and Tricuspid prolapse. Had Lymes disease for 10 years.
Meds: Humira 40mg every 4 days; pred; Pentasa; Imuran; dilaudid; diazepam; Avinza 30mg; MiraLax & too many others.