You know when you have pneumonia and it feels like an elephant is sitting on your chest, that’s the best way for me to describe the rheumatoid arthritis; I feel like an elephant is sitting on every joint in my body. Today I am having a very bad arthritis attack.
I hate calling out of work but I did. I told my boss that I am having an RA attack and wont be able take care of a geriatric client of ours. I will have to lift the elderly woman to use the bathroom and right now I feel like I may need help moving let alone me helping another move around.
There are days when I feel great, I can move about freely with little aches and pains; today is not one of those days. Last night I went to see the Blue Man Group with my granddad, it was wonderful but by the end I knew I would be hurting from the chairs.
I use to be a runner, sometimes when I see people run I feel sad. That thought is fleeting, I do not hold on to it. My next thought is always, how can I get back to that body without all the strenuous exercise like running? I have read that 80 percent of losing weight is what we put in our bodies….time to crack down on what I eat.
There have been very few days I have felt this badly here in Alabama, Colorado was much worse to me in that regard. The barometric pressure plays a huge role in my day to day living.
Today is a “bed” day. Luckily I have a ton of homework to work on so I will be busy.