Seriously annoyed. Pissed off even.
At my fingers.
Toes too, but I don't need those to type or make coffee....
I have arthritis in several hand joints, all three knuckles of both thumbs, the end knuckle of my middle finger, (right hand) and the big knuckle where the pointer fingers join the hands.
Most of the time they don't bother me, apart from a twinge to let me know I should be careful how I use them.
Today, I woke up with swelling and hot pain in the middle finger joint. The end one right down by the fingernail, the one that gets bent the most when doing things like typing, gripping a jar to open a lid, stirring a cup of coffee......things you don't even notice when the pain isn't there.
Put the kybosh on all of today's plans that's for sure.
I did my Tai Chi class and the damn finger hurt every time I moved my hand.
The middle two toes on my right foot said please go home and lie down. I ignored them.
But I'd also planned on chopping vegetables and making soup for dinner. Maybe I'd even mix up that cake mix I'd found in the pantry.
Well, that's not happening. Dinner will be a frozen pizza baked without all the extra toppings because I can't chop them today. The soup will get made next weekend. Cake? Meh, who needs cake?
What has caused this flare up?
Not sure about the toes, but I strongly suspect the hand washing I did is the cause of the finger pain.
I soaked and scrubbed a couple of t-shirts that had deodorant stains under the arms and cooking oil splatters on the fronts. They're old shirts and I could probably toss them in the rag bag, but they're comfortable and favourites. And I prefer them clean.
2 hours ago