That's what my kids say when they look at my hands. Isn't that nice? Here is what my hands look like after being out in the cold for a while. This picture was taken after being inside (in a heated car) for 30 minutes.
Today I taught Sunday School. By the time it was over, I was HURTING! My legs and arms hurt like crazy and I was exhausted. I hate this. I really do.
I go back to the orthopedic surgeon tomorrow. He's the one who prescribed the Lyrica. I will tell him that I feel a *little* better pain-wise, but it's definitely not gone. I also will talk to him about how my toe still hurts, but now my ankle and knee are hurting as well.
I talked to another lacrosse mom at Jake's practice today. She has been having similar medical problems. Hers have been going on a bit longer and a big difference with hers is that her ANA test was very positive and I believe her RF was positive too. Mine were both negative. It was nice to talk to her. She is a neat person and I hope she and I will get the chance to get together sometime soon.
Thank you to those of you who have commented. It means a lot to me. I'm learning a lot and it helps to have support from people who understand what I'm going through.