SARAH! what am i ever going to do with you. you poor gal. awe man, you're in a pickle and that's putting it lightly.
OK: HUMOR intervention.
"Improvisation on getting upstairs and getting through life" by Erin Lynn Kachmar
I tend in general to everything A** backwards anyways, so that is how I get up hills, stairs and life at times like now...what you are going through. Stairs: rear-end on 3rd step, and rump it up each step slowly...preferably with no use of the legs at all. BONUS? the arms get a good workout. DOWNER? you end up not being able to use your arms the rest of the day! LOL. but yeah, i shimmy rump my way up stairs when my knees go and are locked.
what has your doc said? have you told him about this? (or her?)
if you can be off of your legs and elevate/ice/heat/wrap them...the more the better at this acute time.
does your Lortabs have any antiinflammatory agents in them like ASA or ibuprofin or anything?
this too shall pass. can't promise when. but you're in my prayers.
I have a syndrome since last nite. It's called TSS: Tater Salad Shoulder.
From chopping and mixing ( i thought i was OK) but then i felt heat!?!?!?! from where??? my shoulder accidently touched the side of my face and it was on FIRE! and the pain? enough to cry. i sure hope the potato salad is freaking wonderful! LOL. it better be!
sarah...rest up. and be careful.
Active, Severe RA. Crohns. AS. Chiari Malformation & Right Brain venous anomoly. Partial complex seizures. Emphysema. Rheumatic Lung & Heart. MVP and Tricuspid prolapse. Had Lymes disease for 10 years.