Sunday, April 10, 2016
I will be back!
I had Bob go with me to Urgent Care 10 days ago..I honestly thought I had cracked a bone. Anyway, after x-rays and $$'s spent, the diagnosis is just degenerative arthritis/RA!
The constant pain is now only about 50% of the time or if my hand/wrist turn a certain way (like I did last night in bed!!!) or if I try to lift or even wash my right side with my left hand, the pain is intense! By the time I get out of the tub at night my wrist is killing me again. So frustrating....I did try to do some hand stitching the other day and if I hold my hand just the right way on the hoop I can do it!
Today, I actually groomed both dogs! I put a rubber glove over my splint and the pressure didn't feel so great but the dogs got a well needed bath! It's amazing what all you can do with one hand!
Jan M. gave me some coconut oil pills and Turmeric tabs which I have been faithfully taking! Then my sister sent me some essential oils, which I have been rubbing on all my joints! Next up, Jan also recommended Blue-Emu cream, which I bought yesterday and put on a few times a day (like before bathing dogs! and at bedtime for sure). I can't say what is or isn't working as the pain is still in the wrist and thumb but I am able to move my thumb a heck of a lot more than I could a week ago! So that's progress! Right! I think so! I'll take any little sign of relief!