The past three days have not been all that great. The temperatures are falling, therefore my pain has increased.
It’s important to remember that with rheumatoid arthritis, you NEED to rest and relax. I’ve been quite busy so I haven’t had much ME time. I haven’t been able to workout and walk like I had been when it was in the 70s and 80s. I am finding myself mentally and physically drained at times throughout the day, but I must keep moving. I watched my nephew Braden with my sister from about 4-6, then from 7-9:30 I watched my cousin. Tomorrow I am making sure that I get a workout in, maybe even a walk, considering it’s supposed to jump back up to 70 degrees tomorrow.
I am interested to see if many other arthritis sufferers truly notice a difference when the weather changes. I honestly just do not feel good. My wrist was bothering me an exceptional amount on Sunday. It was rather pathetic, but I insisted on not taking any tylenol. I am quite stubborn when it comes to taking pain relievers/reducers because I am already taking plaquenil and folic acid, not to mention methotrexate as well on Sundays. Also, my headaches have returned though I can probably peg those to allergies or sinuses.
Also, do any of you know of family members, friends, or perhaps yourself, who have benefited from living in a warmer area, that has much more consistent temperatures? I have heard stories of people who suffer from arthritis in a cooler and rainy environment who actually feel much better if they move to a warm area. Not that I can or want to move out of Ohio, but it is something I should consider for the future.
On a much brighter note, I had an incredible weekend! I visited Matt in Columbus and had such a great time hanging out with friends who I am getting to know better each time I visit. Matt and I were able to go on a date to Chipotle and then we went shopping which can always brighten my mood. I am very thankful that Matt is a helpful shopper. Instead of dragging through forever 21 with me, I would ask him his opinion on some of the pieces I liked and he let me know whether or not I should get them.
I’m looking forward to a better tomorrow, and attempting to keep a positive attitude.
Until next time, keep resting and feeling better.