It was suggested to me to dip my hands from hot to cool tubs of water at 10 minutes each to try to decrease some to the constant ache in the fingers. Since my joints all over were hurting I figured a trip to the pool would be good. I started the membership 2 weeks ago, but only went once one evening to let the kids swim.
Today I went back and forth 10 min in the pool, walking and swinging my arms around at neck depth, then 10 minutes in the whirlpool moving my joints and leaning my tense shoulder/neck muscles into the bubbles. I went back and forth for an hour.
I came out, still sore, but it was not such a "malignant" sore feeling. I don't know how to describe it so it makes sense. The pain didn't go away, didn't get better, didn't change, but it didn't feel "damaging"/"evil"/"angry" as much. The pain itself was a "kinder" pain. Does that sound weird?
The muscles around the joints are not so sore now 2 hours later. I guess I do feel a bit better, then.
Today I feel much better than yesterday. My motivation is way better, I do not feel so fatigued. It's the change is in the bounce-back after MTX, but it's also that I have you all to talk to, a plan of action in seeing the PM, and thinking that she will be able to improve things, and the sun is out today. Whatever the pain level is, I can handle it better today.
I hope and pray that more of you are having a day of reprieve, like me, today. And if not today, then soon. I want you all to know that you have been added to my daily prayer list. Thank you.