Friday, April 8, 2011
Does this happen to you?!
I emailed my rheumy about it and she said it's RA. She wants me to start back on pred, which I just weaned off of, and we'll adjust my meds again when I see her in June. But if these episodes keep up, I think I'll need to see her sooner. I don't know what else we can adjust. I upped my MTX last month because I wanted off pred. I was feeling good and I thought it was time. I had no idea it was helping so much but I hate the weight gain with pred. Not sure what I'm going to do next.
We spent the day in Ventura with a new friends this past Monday. We met a 3 year old living with JA, her mom and her cousin. Being out there made me realize how much I miss living there. The kids were home. As soon as we opened the doors they both took in a big breath of ocean air and sighed. They miss it as much as I do. We used to pack up and head to the beach to watch the sunset at least once a week. A spur if the moment trip to the pier to fish was also common.
I feel better when I'm out there! I found out that being in the sun isn't a good thing anymore but while we were there I felt amazing. When I go to the beach or plan to be in the sun for any length of time I will be wearing long sleeves and pants. I've had a lot of pain and swelling this week. But it was worth to meet an amazing little girl and to see the kids playing on the beach again.