Sunday, November 07, 2010

What’s wrong with me? Ideas anyone?

Snow is falling & my back yard looks like I should be decorating for Christmas.
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Friday morning I woke up aching in all of my joints. I took my usual Ibuprofen, & went to work, thinking it would be better once the med kicked in. It didn’t. It got progressively worse throughout the day. By 330, I was having difficulty walking because of my feet ankles & right knee hurting so much. I finally gave in & asked to go home. M arms & shoulders & hands & wrists were also very painful. Even turning the turn signal on in my car was difficult. I felt more like 96 than my actual 56. What is wrong with me? At first I thought I was coming down with the flu, because joint pain is usually my first symptom, but it doesn’t seem to be the flu.
I went to bed at 8 pm on Friday & slept until 1030 Sat. morning. A very strange thing for me to do. Yesterday I was still hurting in my wrists & hands, & my feet & ankles, but otherwise things seemed better. I could not have typed at all yesterday, or stood any length of time. Today the pain is almost gone in my right hand, but the left is still very stiff, my feet are much better & my right shoulder has a new hitch in it…..geeezsh! What next!?!
I only ran a mild fever on Friday evening with all of this, & I’m wondering if this could be some sort of weird autoimmune response to something. Does any of this sound familiar to anyone out there?
Today I managed to draw & cut out of Freezer paper a few more images to iron on to Cyndi’s quilt. Holding the paper with my left hand was awkward, & I dropped the scissors several times, but managed to not drop the iron at all! Here are a squid & a duck that Cyndi wanted on the quilt.
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QuiltingFitzy said...

I'd still say some viral bug. Don't push yourself too hard, or it will take longer to beat down.

Take care. Your snow is lovely, but of course I'm happier with my 85. I love to look at your pics tho!

gpc said...

So many things have those kinds of symptoms, some fleeting and some chronic. Take it easy, if it's not gone in a couple of weeks, see your physician. Meanwhile, take it as a cosmic reminder to stop and enjoy the beauty around you! :)

Connie Rose said...

Hope you're feeling better, Deb. Sometimes something just passes through our bodies, maybe something viral, who knows. It's there, it sucks for a day or two, and then it's gone. Be well.

Steph said...

I have no idea what could be wrong with you, I hope you get better soon, take it easy and maybe take a soak and see if that helps with the pain as well.

Delighted Hands said...

I once was plagued with something similar it lasted for a couple of weeks.....I felt so old and stiff. Not pleasant. After tons of tests, it was decided that it was a reaction to an anitbiotic I had been on for an impetigo infection. Glad yours is clearing up quickly. The quilt is going to be super-neat idea about the freezer paper!

Kathy -MIQuilter said...

Those are some scarry symptoms, I hope your doing better.
Love the freezer paper idea.

jenclair said...

Hope you are feeling better!

The snow is so lovely. There is nothing quite like a snowy scene to make staying in and looking out a pleasure!

Elaine Adair said...

I think I would see the Dr. now, in case it flairs up again, and there would be some note of progression or ?? something. That doesn't seem 'normal' -- if you are taking new meds, maybe that is related.

I am wishing for you that it turns out to nothing.

Melodie said...

You're the nurse! We call you for diagnosis!
I've been offline for a week or more and it continues. I'm using Don's computer now. If you ever consider Hughes Net..DON"T!! What a nightmare! (It's a long story)

Anita said...

Deb, I hope you're feeling better. The pain from using the blinker is scarey. Won't hurt to see the doc now. Best wishes. My son will be coming your way in December to check out Anchorage. He finally got back to his home base out of Afghanistan today! Gotta send him your snow photo link.