Little Improvements

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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!

Comments 8

  1. Cathy

    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

    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

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    S Lee

    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.

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  5. Jessica

    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.

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    RA Guy

    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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