Does anyone else feel that some days our bodies are just plotting against us?? I am used to my "regular" pain. Yes, it hurts. Yes, it is irritating. Yes, it is life-altering. But at least I'm used to it. I know what it is and after many years, I've learned how to deal with it. But why does 'new' pain have to pop up?? I have had a few really bad days of my ARD lately. In fact, the flare-up lasted longer and was more intense than usual. But ok, I handled it. Well, right before it reared its ugly head, I got tendonitis/bursitis in my wrist and the bone on the side of my wrist hurt ALOT and swelled up ALOT. Then the ARD flared. By this morning, it had eased up. Within one hour of that pain being under control, my right lower jaw and ear exploded with pain! I have 2 teeth that I need root canals in and I have been battling infection on and off for about a year (just cannot afford a dentist). It just seems like my body is bound and determined to stay in pain - it doesn't care where, as long as it's somewhere!
Brain to wrist: "Ok, ramp up the tendonitis"
Wrist to brain: "Roger, that"
Abdomen to brain: "Feeling ignored down here!"
Brain to abdomen: "Roger, sending pain signals."
Ear/jaw to brain: "Come on, what about us??"
Brain to ear/jaw: "Got something special for you guys - BZZZZ!!"
Oh man, I am losing it.