I have not stuck with my RA-post blogging. I am working on two posts right now. Every time I sit down to draft them, I lose steam.
I am in such a bad place right now.
I feel awful. I am in pain. It takes 5 or 6 times more energy just to do everything. I feel immobile more often than not.
Climbing is difficult. I am stiff before and after. I am in pain afterwards. I just can’t climb. Physically, I cannot complete climbs, I have trouble with the moves. Everyone rocks at the sport and does not have to deal with the same physical barriers as I do. I cannot keep up with my usual climbing partners and I can tell they do not want to climb with me. So, once again, I am on the lookout for a new climbing partner.
The Orencia IV infusion did not work this month. I had vacation for three weeks and I wanted to travel. I feel so under the weather I never made it farther than my climbing gym!
All this has makes me very depressed. I am immobile, barely capable, and the only thing that made me very happy is near impossible right now.
As always, RA gets in the way of life.
Hi, my name is Monica and I have RA.
Hoping you are improving. I read your post twice and emphasized the “right now” part. As hard as it is, try and remember that how you are feeling is right now. I also encourage you to try new stuff out. Maybe tennis or I don’t know what could bring you joy and be easier on you physically. Hoping you figure it out. You are facing too many challenges for someone so young. You are in my thoughts!!
I am trying to remember this is just for now and I will feel better (hopefully) soon. It is just hard sometimes when I remember even a year ago I had better mobility and RA is progressive disease.
I want to find other exercise but climbing is perfect as a physical rehab! It is low impact on joints, unlike other sports, but it requires a certain amount of flexibility which I do not have, sometimes. I did think about swimming but I don’t like the water!