anonemouse replied to your photo “Can’t I just take a nap on a stormy day in peace, Mom? #lexi #dogs…”
some of us live with it everyday… it’s called RA… a degenerative joint disease.
I thought about you when writing this and often do during the weather changes, because I know that can increase some of the pain you live with on a daily basis. My Mom has been tested for rheumatoid arthritis and despite her hands looking like they’re being ravaged by the disease, she doesn’t have rheumatoid. (Neither do I, even though it runs in my Dad’s family - his aunt had it.)
Doctors do agree that, for my Mom, it’s some form of arthritis, just not rheumatoid. For me, I refuse to go down that road with doctors for a bit. (I watched the battle my Mom had to go through and don’t know if I want the hassle at this time.) Most I want would be a good anti-inflammatory. Aleve used to work awesomely, but had no effect the past few days. My sister has mentioned Tylenol Arthritis has helped her, gonna try that next, but not hopeful about it.