I have long tried to figure out this arthritis battle. What causes it to flare, when is it more tolerable, what can I expect in regards to remission if anything at all, and what is it I can prepare or look forward to. Fact is, there are way too many variables and every day is different.
Nutrition and food plays a big role and I recently was reminded of it in a huge way with a few days of excruciating pain levels. It was my fault indulging in meat, soda pop, candy and white flour noodles. I just can’t do that anymore if it truly was to blame for my pains, and no goody is worth having to endure what I had to.
Another key factor is your outlook and it helps to stay as positive and optimistic as ever. It’s easy while things are tolerable, but pain shapes us into different beings, which in return makes optimism tough sometimes. Misery feeds on misery, and I’m most certain that during low times, things get worse.
But what about the weather and the barometric pressure. I’ve always thought that is a huge one as I can predict the approaching storms and only feel relief once the storm front has moved through. Well today this has me puzzled a bit. A storm is scheduled to move through in about 8 hours and I can’t feel a thing. As a matter of fact, I feel better and more energetic than most days. It’s a good day and I am granted to enjoy life just like any of you. It’s a big deal these days, as times like these have been rare. Unless I’m very delayed, and yet have the pre pains ahead of me, not that I want to think about that, or paint the devil on the wall, but things can change from one moment to the next. You may feel on top of the world one moment, and the next minute starts a phase of struggles again.
For quite awhile now my right pointer finger is been giving me hell, and I can’t curl it when making a fist. With sharp shooting pains, I have cut back on the amount of typing I do, but give me a break, you pretty much need your hands and fingers for everything each day. It never becomes so obvious how much we rely on our limbs until you have a boo boo and can’t use it. Strangely with the storm on the way, today has been the best as far as how the finger feels which throws all theories to the wind, once more. So far. I guess if anything, it teaches me to stay flexible and adapt. It reminds me that we don’t always need the answers and that we can accept things for what they are. It shows me of how small and insignificant we are in the grant scheme of things, and that things will always unfold as they are meant to be. Why interfere and cause resistance? We are only sabotaging ourselves in the process.