About a month ago, I had a colonoscopy and endoscopy done. I had a few biopsies taken during those procedures. Because I had open wounds in my stomach from the biopsies I couldn’t take anti-inflammatories for a week and a half. By the time one week had rolled by it hurt to walk. It hurt to hold my babies. It hurt to do anything. My pains started this time last year but weren’t this bad. I was staying on Aleve before my procedures and it actually helped somewhat. This time? Totally different story.
It hurt to move my shoulders, elbows, wrists, fingers, neck, knees, tops of feet and even my toes sometimes. I knew it was Rheumatoid arthritis. I went to the doctor that Saturday to tell her to run a blood test on me and test for it. I have heard that if your arthritis isn’t inflamed when you take the test it could come out negative. I wanted to go ahead and get it done since I was inflamed. Sure enough they called me back that Tuesday and said I tested positive for it and they would refer me to an RA doctor.
I have never felt like pain before like this in my entire life. I feel bad for people who have it and who have had it for a long time. Its not fair to hurt like this and I am very tolerant to pain. I feel like I have this huge target on my back right now. First going through all of the stomach stuff and testing for diseases and now this? Why me? I have three babies and a husband I need to take care of and I have been no use to them lately because I physically cant do anything.
The pain got a little better about a week ago but then it started raining and it literally has not stopped since then. My dad has RA and he told me that’s probably why I am hurting. I have been doing some research on diets to do when you have RA. There are certain foods that can cause inflammation and certain foods to help it. I am going to try this out until my appointment with the doctor. If it works then great, I will stay on it the rest of my life. Apparently rheumatologist are very hard to get into. I had to tell them I wanted first available and it was still a month away. Hopefully by doing some research until then and finding what food triggers my inflammation, I will be able to help my pain.
Matt has been great through all of this. I tell him every single day that I am sorry his wife is falling apart and he replies with he just wants me to feel better. The nights I could barely move he entertained the kids, did the dishes, cleaned house, cooked dinner and did laundry while making me sit down and do nothing. He truly is amazing and I don’t know what I would do without him at this point. Please say a prayer for me. I could use them and any advice you have about Rheumatoid arthritis!