Wednesday, May 19, 2010

Swolen Hands

This is what sucks about having arthritis. There are times when my hands (and neck, and wrists, and shoulders, and foot, and... well you get the idea) are just fine, but then there are times that my medicine doesnt seem to do much, which in turn means that I can not do much either.

Ugh, it sucks getting old. And I am only 34. I dont know if I want to get much older. These pictures were taken one day over a 2 hour period. As you can see they started out swollen, but not to bad. That was in the morning before I left to drop the kids off of school. The last ones were taken at 8AM after I dropped off the little ones at kinder.

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When my hands start acting up, I will get an injection a day until it starts to get better. Unfortunately me getting injections means I get lovely bruises as well.

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Lovely, I know.

4 comments:

Amie Vaughan said...

oh my life, jennifer, that sucks! i'm so sorry. i sympathise with the getting old, though...

Anna said...

Ouch - that looks painful. My grandma used to steep her hands in warm caphfor (sp?) oil every night before bed and said that helped. You poor thing.

Lynette said...

Wow, when people say they have arthritis I never envisioned this amount of pain. It's just so painful to look at.

chicadedios25 said...

Green tea oil works wonders for arthritis.