Little Improvements

Little ImprovementsToday is only a few hours old, but already I’ve noticed a lot of little improvements!

I woke up at 8:00 a.m., as opposed to my usual time this past week of 11:00 a.m.

Instead of having my breakfast served to me, I cooked the food and brewed the coffee.

When I sat down to take my bath, my left knee actually opened up enough to press down against the bottom of tub. Only this morning did I realize how much of an indicator of my physical well-being this actually is.

While standing in front of the bathroom mirror (just yesterday I had to sit down as I groomed myself), I realized that I had a full head of hair. (After my hair started falling out again a couple of months ago due to my medicines, I shaved it and kept it shaved up until a few weeks ago.) I slapped on some hair gel, which has been sitting on the shelf untouched for months.

And as the photo above shows, I’m wearing blue jeans instead of warm-ups. This means that I’m actually leaving the house today! We’re “only” going out for lunch and then coming back home…but still, after days of bed rest, this is a biggie!

What little improvements will the rest of my day bring?

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

8 replies
  1. Cathy says:

    This is awesome news! I love reading about little improvements. Enjoy your lunch and anything else life (and RA) brings to you today.

  2. Rod says:

    So glad for those tiny bits of light announcing that the end of the tunnel starts to get closer.

    Have a great day and thanks for your blog

  3. S Lee says:

    I have Limited Scleroderma, Lupus, and Fibro. Recently dx’d. Started meds in October and they finally kicked in around December. One day I was able to sit down in the bathtub and not feel as if I was going to fall or get worried that I was not going to make it. I was so happy that day!! My second big day was when I finally got a full night sleep after about a year or so without sleeping through the night. For me, that was my Christmas present.

  4. Jessica says:

    That’s fantastic! We certainly appreciate these days when we feel normal. When my bad wrist is virtually pain-free, I feel blessed when I can wash the dishes and grab my coffee mug with one hand.

  5. RA Guy says:

    Thanks, everyone! Today is Day #2 of lots of little improvements. It’s a warm summer day down here in the Southern hemisphere, AND it’s Friday…woohoo!

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