For the past few years, I have suffered from random muscle and joint pain. I say "random," because the pain will hit somewhere (like my wrist) for a few weeks. It will be terrible. I can hardly type, lift things, or even open a water bottle. No amount of Ibuprofen or Alleve can take the pain away.
After a few weeks, the pain will subside, but will pop up somewhere else, like my neck, or my foot, or my shoulder, or my elbow...
After years of dealing with this "roving" pain, I finally made an appointment with a general practitioner. Last week when my neck got so stiff that I could barely get out of bed or even drive, I knew it was time to stop putting off a trip to the doctor's office.
I made a list of all of the joints and muscles that had been affected recently. The doctor listened intently--and asked me a series of questions. He said that I am suffering from severe arthritis--cause unknown. It could be simply arthritis, OR it could be arthritis being caused by a larger issue--That's the scary part.
Anyway, I am awaiting the results of blood work, and should know something in the next two weeks. Fingers crossed. I'm trying not to worry too much; and I have some steroids to lessen the pain while I wait. Staying positive.
On a happier note--> Most schools in our area had Spring Break WEEKS ago...but we're approaching ours right now! If I can get through today, then it's a week off with Geno and the pups!
Today, I'm just relaxed and ready for the weekend and a fun week ahead.
Remembering to always put my best foot forward...