I am reblogging this for Day 4 of #RABlog week. Today’s topic is “The Pain of Pain Meds”. I wrote in February and think it fits todays topic. To read the reblog click on “As my joints turn”. To learn more on this topic, check out : http://radiabetes.com/blog_week16/day4.html
Let me explain…..
Yesterday was a bad, horrible, no good, rotten, painful flare-up day. On a scale from 1-10, my pain was a 20. By the time lunch time came around, I was sitting with my head between my legs trying to get the nausea from the pain to pass. My hands were red and swollen and my neck and hips had a intense stabbing-like pain. I got home from work and didn’t leave my couch until bedtime. I had to crawl up my stairs to get to bed b/c my joints couldn’t manage the steps. I then had a hard time falling asleep due to pain. I gave myself my injectable biologic drug and hoped to wake up refreshed and feeling better. Unfortunately, that did not happen. I woke up with still swollen hands, wrists, and elbows. I hurt. I called off from work because I knew driving would…
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