The past few weeks have had more aches and pains and ulcered fingers than I've had in 8 months. The weather here has been unseasonably cold. Agitating those deep arthritis aches.
The aches and inability to move well have kept me home a couple of times. In my pjs, on the sofa, with the electric blanket, meds, and lots of green tea. I've skipped a couple of yoga classes. Canceled a riding therapy session.
Earlier this week I made a whirlwind trip to the frigid "north county" where my family resides. I left Tampa on Monday at 6 p.m., had a long, cold (-10 degrees) layover in Detroit, and finally arrived in Elmira, NY at 3 a.m. on Tuesday. Took care of some family business and was back on a southbound plane Wednesday afternoon.
I knew when I arrived home that I'd be down for at least a day. Yesterday, when I woke, everything hurt. I couldn't raise my arms at all. No yoga, and another day on the sofa.
Today, I feel much better. Still achey, but mobile. I made it to riding therapy. I didn't do any reigning today because my hands are super sore and sensitive. Everything else went well.
I feel like I've had a lot of aches and down days the past two weeks. I also realize I'm able to bounce back much more quickly than before.
As quickly as the weather has gone from the 40s back to the high 70s, I too have recovered quickly. Bounced back fast.
Something more to be thankful for!