...when after the next shoe drops, you realize...there's still more accessories raining down on you throughout the week!
My latest adventure involves an uncomfortable 2nd degree burn on the back of my left calf from accidentally grazing the back of my fiancé's motorcycle. It's even more ironic, because I call it the "DT" - short for death trap - and I'm the one who ends up injured! I called my Rheumatologist's office (whilst on my way to get a tetanus shot & wound check) to see if I could still take my Enbrel. "No, you'll need to wait until it's healed.
Well...as we know how quickly our bodies heal on immunosuppressants, that's going to be a while. To top that off, my body has a tendency to keloid when it comes to traumatic injuries...so I'll be at the Dermatologist next week to see if there's any (additional) preventative measures I can take to ensure a "nice scar."
So, add that stress on top of everything else us RA-sufferers deal with, and you've got a ripe combination that leads to the full-on DREADED FLARE.
The newest stressor: my first bunion. I seriously thought it was a bug bite from how much it itched. But, since Caladryl didn't help, I asked my fiancé what he thought it was, and low and behold - a new diagnosis! (At least the waiting room was comfortable!)
So, I end this L O N G day with a gimpy left leg, a bunion-y right foot, overall aches & pains since my Rheumatologists' office has yet to call in my meds (which they assured me would be done today). Right...as if anything could be simple!
Despite all the drama, I'm still looking at this as a comedy rather than a tragedy! -