Sunday, November 8, 2009

What Hurts...

This is a total whinge, and usually I feel pretty good because I'm on medication that keeps most of the pain at bay.  However there are times (like today) when when I have 'attacks' and frankly it just makes me want to whinge and I am going to.

Things that hurt because I have rheumatoid arthritis -

  • lifting the kettle
  • opening the coffee jar
  • carrying the 3L bottle of milk
  • picking up a cereal bowl
  • carrying plastic shopping bags
  • opening the garage door
  • cleaning the bath
  • squeezing water out of the kids' bath toys
  • squeezing a face washer
  • picking up my 2 year old
  • changing a nappy
  • getting out of bed
  • standing up after sitting for more than 2 minutes
  • pushing my kids on the swing
  • pushing the stroller
  • pushing a shopping trolley
  • opening my roman blinds
  • opening and closing windows
  • making beds
  • carrying the laundry basket
  • the kids stepping on my feet
  • bumping something accidentally with my hands
  • high fives
  • clicking my fingers
  • clapping
  • putting the kids' socks and shoes on
  • doing up press studs
  • opening child proof medicine/tablet bottles
  • carrying anything remotely heavy
  • climbing a ladder
  • opening our old fashioned heavy drawers
  • taking the lid off the ice-cream container
  • opening the Play-Doh containers
  • rolling Play-Doh
  • and sometimes just doing nothing at all

That's all I can think of for now.  I'm sure I've forgotten some, but you get the idea.

Sorry to whinge and whine but I just needed to get that off my chest
If you're having a pain free day, appreciate it...for me.


  1. This made me teary... because I know how you feel... and really on a purely selfish note, it's nice to know there is someone out there who I can relate to, and they can relate back to me. Bad days are shitty... and I'm sorry you are having one of those days. It's exhausting. So, I hope you are feeling better tomorrow.

  2. Will do Thea. I would be the worst whinger if that was me so dont worry about whinging.

  3. Crappy days suck. I hurt my back a few years ago and when I have a bad day, everything just sucks. Hope tomorrow is better hon xx

  4. Sorry to hear you are in pain, I have back and neck problems from two car accidents long ago and some days I just want to whinge too.

  5. Hugs *empathy* (of only a minor kind, inured my wrist very badly last week and it still hurts to do anything- you are amazing to keep functioning)


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