TDOerm! wow you're like my long lost sister! hah! it's hard to stop yourself right! and the worst part is that we feel better when everything IS RIGHT & as should be! and when there's things laying about, need to clean, fuzzies & crumbs on the floor or carpet, it like "I can't relax!!!!!" "I won't be right until it's picked up!"
oh we're our worst enemy! hah.
ok, this pain is from "over-use" of the joints (i have RA & Crohns) so when i am able to be on my legs for a good time & am OK to do a few things I GET CARRIED AWAY!!!!!!
ok, i wanna sweep?...it quickly turns into sweeping...THEN I BUST OUT THE WET-SWIFFER! well then it makes sense to vacuum now too....
my check is my hunny...he'll kind a pull a "WHOA"...
he'll see & know it before i do so he'll put me in my place & remind me i'll be incapacitated for the following 3 days.
(i too cheat & when he's at work i do the house...ssshhhhhhhhhhhh.)
when i have a good day, what i'll do is "sections"
it'll be either the whole bathroom or do only vacuuming. not both. if there's a ton of laundry that'll be it but i'll go slow & make sure i'm on the couch with my legs up & iced during cycles.
this took a long time to get accusotmed to. of course we all like to do it all in one go....but not moving for a week after if definitely not worth it.
oh, i also will take my pain meds before or in the middle of doing some heavy activity that i know will cause my joints to hurt & swell.
best wishes to you...
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Active Severe Rheumatory Arthritis. Crohns Disease. A.Chiari Malformation.
Meds: Remicade 600mg Q3weeks; 6MP; Avelox; Zolfran; Entocort; URSO Forte; Dilaudid; Oxycodone.