In retrospect, I'm thankful for my flare up that I recently had. It didn't hit me right away, but that was the first flare up that I have had in 7-8 months. I was living in a state of constant flare everyday during this time, and this is the first flare that I have had since beginning my Orencia treatments. It only lasted 4 days so for that I am also thankful. Which leads me to another question. At my last infusion I spoke with my rheumatologist about how I would have 2 really good weeks, 1 so-so week and 1 week where I hurt. Obviously I am doing better, so I sit here perplexed. Do I persue other options for my RA, or stick it out and hope the Orencia will continue to do better for me?
I had an interesting week last week, my daughter severely sprained her left ankle and was on crutches. She had mid terms at college, so I drove the 80 miles north and dropped her off and picked her up from classes on my days off. She is much better now, although her ankle is still swollen and bruised. At least she is walking without crutches again. I know all to well what it is like getting around on crutches.
I also was working on my bike in between her classes last week. I now have my dual sport modifications completed. I have to admit, it's kinda cool having a fully legal, tagged, off road race bike now. I have been testing everything out around the house and have already received quite a few looks, even a couple of double takes. I am putting it to good use tomorrow on a long dual sport run, that is if I can get out before the thunderstorms make it into our area.