It's now been four weeks since my hands flared up.
And there's been very little change.
When I wake in the morning, they are throbbing something fierce.
Throughout the day, as long as I don't use them, they aren't too bad.
But the pain starts again as soon as I start doing anything -- and I mean anything.
- Lift a coffee cup.
- Read the newspaper.
- Make the bed.
- Get dressed.
- Drive the car (holding the steering wheel is especially painful).
- Type (or write using pen & paper).
- Work in the kitchen.
You name it. If I do it, my hands hurt.
I went for bloodwork this morning. I'll book an appointment with my doctor to have my physical mid-October. We'll discuss the findings then.
That will be six weeks since the onset of this problem. I wonder if my hands will be any better by then?