Sunday Break

Because there is no such thing as taking too many breaks!

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Christmas TreeYesterday afternoon at around 3:00 in the afternoon the worst of my flare finally broke, and we decided to put up the Christmas tree. We also set out the holiday decorations and candles.

During the evening, as we watched television, it was really nice to have the sparkling lights of the tree and the flames of the candles brightening up the living room.

The tree still does not have any ornaments – my sister and her husband are arriving in town tomorrow, so we decided that we would wait until we were all together to hang the ornaments.

This corner of the living room usually holds the toy chest of Oliver, our youngest dog (pug). It has since been transferred to the home office. Here’s hoping that he doesn’t confuse low-hanging tree ornaments for chew toys!

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My flare continues, although at slightly lower levels than yesterday. I did sleep in until 1:00 pm today…the extra rest was wonderful. My hands are slightly less red and inflamed than they were yesterday. I think all of this started this past Tuesday…and then on Thursday when I was at physical therapy I was told that my wrists were dislocated due to the inflammation. Here’s hoping that the worst has passed.

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Tomorrow it’s going to be an early morning! My sister and her husband arrive at the airport tomorrow at the break of dawn. Can’t wait for them to get here!

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If you have sent me an email or personal message in the past ten days, please know that I have fallen way behind in regards to responding…I appreciate your patience!

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Stay tuned…for the next adventure of Rheumatoid Arthritis Guy!

4 Comments
4 comments
  1. Wren says:

    “Wrists. Were. Dislocated. Due. To. The. Inflammation.” Holy cow, RA Guy. The very thought of a flare that bad makes my hair hurt. I’m very glad to hear it’s a little better today, and I hope it continues to ease off. But I bet it’s awfully nice to have Mom and Dad around to give you some extra TLC. Sending warm thoughts and virtual hugs your way.

  2. Millicent says:

    So happy that you’re better!! Enjoy your family. I know they are thrilled to be there for the holidays!

  3. Laurie says:

    Best wishes for a wonderful visit with your family, and praying that you stay as painfree as possible during their visit, you have had a rough year and deserve to have a holiday break.
    PS: I left my tree up and naked for a week to deter my cats from tree climbing. The ornaments went up yesterday….so far so good.

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