Saturday, April 4, 2009

Hanging on....barely

I think I am turning into a complete whiner. That or my Rheumatologist is trying to torture me. Either way I hurt. I can only explain it this way. Imagine the worst pulled muscle, muscle spasm and muscle exhaustion all wrapped into one. Then add horrible joint pain and stiffness. Then put that all over your body. And yes, I mean EVERYWHERE. This morning I could barely move. This afternoon I am a little (tiny) bit better. Better enough that I managed to throw a cake in the oven for Amy. Yesterday was her birthday and tonight she is bringing a movie over for a GNI. I thank God for Amy everyday. Besides my parents she is the MOST supportive person when it comes to my illness. At times I feel so guilty, that I dump so much on her. She is an awesome friend and right now I would be lost without her. Thanks Amy. I wish I could do more than give you a cake....you totally deserve more!

I need to hobble over to the oven and take her cake out. She will be here at 7. Yay!

My grace is sufficient for you, for my power is made perfect in weakness." Therefore I will boast all the more gladly about my weaknesses, so that Christ's power may rest on me.
1 Cor 12:9

11 comments:

~Jamie said...

Sorry you are hurting so bad. Hang in there!

Missy said...

I really really know what you are experiencing and I am so sorry for you! I will be praying for you!

Kristina P. said...

That is horrible, Denise! I will be praying for you.

Eudae-Mamia said...

Oh Denise. RA just totally and completely sucks. There is no other way to describe it.

Your in my prayers - Em

Vicky said...

I am so sorry you are feeling bad right now. It is amazing how it can hit with no warning. Mornings are the worse for me too. Hot showers and heating blankets help at times, but now that summer is just about here...I don't like those remedies. Does rhuemy give you anything for pain? I take tramadol as needed. I like it because it works pretty good and doesn't make me feel loopey. Sorry, I don't mean to sound like a pill pusher...I just know that sometimes it is the only thing that will take the edge off.

Deb said...

i don't want to speak for amy, BUT i am sure she would agree that you make it VERY easy and a joy to support (especially when cake's involved!!!)

i am sure to you time is crawling by, but very soon your new treatment will have begun... so keep looking at that little, tiny light at the end of the tunnel!

Young Momma said...

(((hugs))) I remember my mom dealing with RA and the excruciating pain she was in at times. My thoughts and prayers are with you!! I'm always here to vent to, too!

Mom said...

Poor baby, I wish you were already on the new meds and on your way to feeling better. I keep praying for you every day.

Tim said...

Praying for you now Denise.

Love and Prayers,

Tim

Amy said...

Deb's doing a good job o f speaking for me! I am just as grateful of our friendship as you are! HUGS!!

♫ Spasm ♫ said...

I am so sorry. I deal with chronic illness but it's not painful. I have counted my blessings many times for that and prayed for my friends who have to deal with that. You are a hero in my book!!!!!

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