Hey Duck.. I'm doing okay today. Slept in, fell asleep on the couch and now I'm thinking that was really, really dumb..lol. I think a couple fingers and a few toes may NOT hurt.
Pretty much I'm worried about
the steroids and I came across some articles about
RA talking about
IV meds. THAT almost sent me into a tailspin. I'm not a needle/hospital person on a good day.. only time I've ever "okay" with it is when I'm in labor.. and who cares about
anything at that point?lol.
I'm the ONE in my house. Four kids, active in sports/scouts. Dependant mother who doesn't drive and who has severe high b/p problems. My fiance works all the time, and he does what he can.. but I take care of just about
everything. I have to "fit" in my pain pills around everyone elses needs, since I cant' drive while I take them.
So this is really going to be a difficult adjustment for everyone.
Believe it or not.. with this crap in my knees.. I'm going to tile a floor this weekend. First I will dope myself really, really well tho..lol.
OH.. I almost forgot my main question.. (really should drink enough coffee before I start posting)... How crippling can RA get? Especially in the knees? I just finished rebuilding my mothers basement into living space, and know I have twelve stairs to go up and down.. kitchen and bathroom are up there. Older kids bedrooms upstairs, younger ones downstairs. I have to trot up and down those stairs all day and night. Lately, I'm pullling myself up by the rail.. and coming down really easy b/c it feels like my knees are "wobbly" and dont' like my weight too much. I'm afraid one of my knees is going to "go out".. I know that can happen with osteo, but what about
Okay.. that's my chapter of my novel for today.. I'm sure later I will think of more. And you will begin to roll your eyes when you see my name.. LOL
I'm not procrastinating----I'm still doing yesterday!!!!
I have no medical training, any medical opinions expressed in my posts are just that....opinions.