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  • Yes, it has been a while. I didn’t know you had RA as well. Do you mind me asking what you have tried for it? It is miserable. You’re right, it differs from day to day but one thing I can count on is the pins and needles pain at night that you’re talking about. My husband was actually teary eyed last night, I woke up so many times with it and he gets upset cuz he can’t do anything to help. He has really been pretty awesome these past few months. Maybe he finally got the frying pan upside the head and realized it isn’t a joke and I’m not a GD whineass whuss. I can take a lot of pain but this shit on top of everything else is just wearing me out.
    I see the RA doc tomorrow, he called me last week and left me a VM saying he got the results of the bone scan and all my joints are hot, except the right shoulder that I had scraped out when I had the other shoulder shit taken care of. Now the left feels about the same as the right did pre-surgery and I’m debating having that one scraped out as well. I can’t lift my arms, hell I have some pretty good sized girls to situate in the a.m. and cannot even do up my bra in the mornings! I have to have the hubster do that for me. Ridiculous! I hate feeling dependent on anyone else for anything! Drives me freaking crazy! It’s prob a good thing he’s changed his tune for the better or there is a pretty good chance he’d be dead by now. If I had to deal with a dick at the same time – I’m afraid I’d lose all sense of reality and do something naughty… LOL!
    (Maybe that’s why he’s done a 360? Perhaps he sensed that)??!! LOL! Just kidding…
    I guess the doc wants to go over my drug options in regards to RA tomorrow and decide what to put me on. I sure hope whatever it is – it works, or at least takes the swelling and the nip off somewhat. Do you know how hard it is to pop a top on a can of budwieser when your fingies are the size of sausages??!! LOL!
    I would like to say Thank You to all of you – I sure do appreciate the responses and the support. God I’ve always been such a loner and never used to talk about things that were close to me – but I sure let it all out on here now! I guess that is because you all make me feel comfortable and I really believe most of you do care and so many are where I’m at and really that is the only way you can truly understand what it’s like I think. You have to be there yourself, or at least visited that world of pain, frustration, and bullshit a few times briefly. Not sure I’ll be in tomorrow at all, but will try to post the outcome from home maybe. My appt is at 11, and today – I just barely rolled into work and it’s 11 – so we’ll see. There is also a nascar race in the morning, and a whopper of a race on at 2:00 p.m. so hubby is going to take off early for the 2nd race and we’re going to cook some snacks and yummies and relax and watch it after I get home from the doc. I’m not coming back to work tomorrow. Honestly, I doubt this place will see me at all tomorrow. I am going to break my “no drinking during the week” rule tomorrow also – that’s a given. This is a huge race! Nothing better than snuggling up with poppa, a heating pad, a fire in the fireplace, nascar on the tube, and deep fry and budwieser to munch on! OH – and the “baby boy” of course!! My Shitzu Hedgie loves watching Nascar. He will be snuggled on the other side of me munching deep fry as well. Yes, I know you are all wondering – does he like beer too? Well, yes he does – quite a bit actually. I have given him a lick from time to time but not for a long time. If someone accidently spills a beer on the carpet, or knocks one off the coffee table (which has happened) he is right down there licking the foam as fast as he can. Silly pup. OK I’m rambling now – I better look busy at least for a minute. Take care buddies & Thank You again for being there and listening!! Marion
  • OOPS! I was too busy BSing & forgot to answer your RA question.

    Celebrex was a God sent for me. But my insurance won't pay for it and it cost a few hundred a month which I can't pay. I am on Etodolac 400 mg 3 x daily. It helps - a little.

    The cold and/or damp weather KILLS me!!!!!! (pain wise)

    It takes hrs for me to warm up and joints stop hurting after being in cold weather even for just a few minutes.

    My new knees are made of titanium and they hold onto the cold for a long long time - aprox 5 hrs :(

    NO pain meds help my RA pain - I don't know what to even think of to try next.

    I would move to a warmer state (I live in Pa) but my only (living) child and her 5 children are here and they are why I fight every day to keep going :D

    What does this new med your Dr is trying to get for you help with?
    I am being lazy - I could just go to drugs. com and look it up myself ;)

    L1 - S2 "gone" useless in 1 way or another. DDD. RA. Bone Spurs. Tons of nerve damage/issues. Stenosis. Both knees replaced. 50 yrs old. I had a great fall (hence my user name) at age 41 and it has been a domino effect every since.
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  • Oh Mouse! OMG you crack me up!!! :rollinglaughing:

    See you can quit your current job and hire yourself out as a "itch" to other women to get their hubbies in shape. I'll let you try that cast iron pan on my man's head first ;)

    But seriously I am THRILLED he is doing better. I do recall your posts from when he was being a jacka*s quite often.

    Mine still is......sigh

    BUT he is a bit better since I had both knees replaced the same day & he watched me get up 4 hrs later and walk. I kept pushing myself & he said he could tell how hard it was for me through my healing process. So now days he is better about understanding when I say I hurt.

    He just found other areas to be a jerk in though - yeah well :laugh:

    OK Ok back to biz. The only help I found from my pins & needle hands at night time is ice packs. In case you have not done this yet I will warn you. It hurts BAD for about 1 minute and then it brings relief.

    I posted over in your other thread earlier and am sending you BIG positive MoJo (by the way I named my dog MoJo as he brings me good energy, love, care, etc) for your working at home.

    I do have a question -I have read posts of yours about lifting heavy people and such things like that - say HUH???

    Enjoy your weekend :D
    L1 - S2 "gone" useless in 1 way or another. DDD. RA. Bone Spurs. Tons of nerve damage/issues. Stenosis. Both knees replaced. 50 yrs old. I had a great fall (hence my user name) at age 41 and it has been a domino effect every since.
  • Wow that sucks Mouse. What a shitty diagnosis to have piled on you on top of everything else you have to deal with. I hope the doc gets it all sorted out for you...treatment, drug options, etc.

    Hang in there girl and I'll be thinking about you. ;)
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