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Fibro Feelings ā€“ Mini flare-up

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The day before last I went and ran some errands for a few hours with a friend. I had so much fun driving around in the sunny weather, chatting, shopping and sharing a Reese’s Peanut Butter Cup Egg! As soon as I returned home I noticed that the side of my left knee was hurting. I had no clue what I could’ve done to aggravate it. Hmm. When The Helpful Hubby got home he was nice and suggested we order food for delivery instead of me cooking. I didn’t take much convincing and placed our order right away!

The next morning I awoke to burning, throbbing pain in my right wrist. I also realized my left shoulder and shoulder blade were sore. I had no clue why my shoulder area was sore, but assumed I had inflamed my wrist tendons from driving around since that has happened many times before. I put on my hard wrist brace and after lunch it was feeling a little better. I needed to go grocery shopping and thought I could handle it. I didn’t use my right hand/wrist to push the cart, instead I used my forearm. My wrist went right back to killing me though. After putting the groceries away I propped my arm up on a pillow. Icing was helping some, but the pain was bad enough that in that late afternoon I finally took an anti-inflamatory pain killer. I was surprised when that did not even dull my pain.

The Helpful Hubby helped me with a few things while I cooked dinner. I waited until the first pain killer would’ve quit working and finally took an opiod pain killer. 30 minutes later my wrist was barely hurting! I was so happy to have some relief and knew I would be able to sleep that night. The way my body responded to the medicine surprised me because it must not have been the typical tendon inflammation I usually get, but more likely just fibromyalgia pain.

I would call this type of experience a mini flare-up. My knee, shoulder, shoulder blade are still sore and my wrist is hurting, but today they are all manageable with my braces. Overall, my body is just extra sore. It is times like these when I am grateful The Helpful Hubby is understanding and will be fine having a low-key Friday night. =)



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