Snow is falling & my back yard looks like I should be decorating for Christmas.
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.