A few days ago, I experienced another one of my really bad flares. As my sensory inputs started to fade away and the pain took over, I thought to myself: How will I ever be able to describe to someone what this feels like? And then something interesting happened. I heard a voice asking me: Can you describe what it looks like?
All of a sudden, I started to experience one of my flares in a completely new way. Sure, it was just as painful as every other flare that has come before–but for the first time ever, during the most painful of all moments, I was finally able to focus on something other than just the pain.
As the flare subsided, what stayed in my mind was a variety of fascinating visual images. (Much better than the usual memories of pain.)
Just a couple of hours ago I experienced another flare. Once I was able to move again, instead of shedding tears, I decided to sit down in front of my computer and capture some of my visual memories from this flare. Here are the results:
I wonder, what will my next flare look like?
Stay tuned…for the next adventure of Rheumatoid Arthritis Guy!