Author Topic: Sodding arthritis  (Read 40640 times)

Wowbagger

  • Sylph
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Re: Sodding arthritis
« Reply #175 on: 03 September, 2017, 01:45:40 pm »
Left wrist very bad this morning. I don't think this is anything to do with playing the piano, although I did have a bash at a Brahms rhapsody last night.
Bach without a doubt.

Ruthie

  • Her Majester
Re: Sodding arthritis
« Reply #176 on: 03 September, 2017, 05:53:24 pm »
Awww.  Hope it feels better soon Peter  :-*
Milk please, no sugar.

Wowbagger

  • Sylph
    • Musings of a Gentleman Cyclist
Re: Sodding arthritis
« Reply #177 on: 04 September, 2017, 10:12:14 am »
Left thumb this morning. This is a >40 year old rugby injury which has never properly recovered. Took 20 minutes this morning to put my socks on
Awww.  Hope it feels better soon Peter  :-*

Thanks.  :-*
Bach without a doubt.

Wowbagger

  • Sylph
    • Musings of a Gentleman Cyclist
Re: Sodding arthritis
« Reply #178 on: 14 September, 2017, 04:16:48 am »
Sodding left shoulder. I got dressed because I couldn't get comfortable in bed. Bollocks.

At least the latter are not arthritic.
Bach without a doubt.

T42

  • Patron saint of the dry joint
Re: Sodding arthritis
« Reply #179 on: 14 September, 2017, 08:11:07 am »
Report on Mrs T's knees from radiologist yesterday uses nasty words such as gonarthrosis and dysplasia. :(

In winter we bring our firewood across from the barn and stack a week's worth in the cellar, then haul it up by the basketload as needed.  It gets her knees, my ankles and both lots of vertebrae.  Heigh ho.
But they never got to Carcassonne.

barakta

  • Bastard lovechild of Yomiko Readman and Johnny 5
Re: Sodding arthritis
« Reply #180 on: 16 September, 2017, 08:41:58 pm »
Sodding left shoulder. I got dressed because I couldn't get comfortable in bed. Bollocks.

At least the latter are not arthritic.

The former is a very familiar issue, I'm planning to throw drugs at my shoulder this evening, it's being somewhat shit atm. I don't own a pair of the latter, fortunately, I think ;)

Wowbagger

  • Sylph
    • Musings of a Gentleman Cyclist
Re: Sodding arthritis
« Reply #181 on: 17 September, 2017, 06:07:44 pm »
Report on Mrs T's knees from radiologist yesterday uses nasty words such as gonarthrosis and dysplasia. :(

In winter we bring our firewood across from the barn and stack a week's worth in the cellar, then haul it up by the basketload as needed.  It gets her knees, my ankles and both lots of vertebrae.  Heigh ho.

I know a song about that...
Bach without a doubt.

Wowbagger

  • Sylph
    • Musings of a Gentleman Cyclist
Re: Sodding arthritis
« Reply #182 on: 20 September, 2017, 09:17:52 am »
Bloody right hand again. It's interesting, actually: making a fist is very painful, but I can move my fingers around OK for typing and piano playing. It's just as well I don't want to punch anyone (Michael Gove, Boris Johnson & Jacob Rees-Mogg excepted).
Bach without a doubt.

hellymedic

  • Just do it!
Re: Sodding arthritis
« Reply #183 on: 21 September, 2017, 11:29:26 am »
You need to cock your wrist back to make a fist, but keep it straightish for typing and piano...

Hope pain improves soon!

Wowbagger

  • Sylph
    • Musings of a Gentleman Cyclist
Re: Sodding arthritis
« Reply #184 on: 01 November, 2017, 10:04:55 pm »
Great pain in right wrist again, and also into the palm. Enough to stop me from paying the piano.
Bach without a doubt.

hellymedic

  • Just do it!
Re: Sodding arthritis
« Reply #185 on: 02 November, 2017, 07:48:51 pm »
Didn't realise your Blüthner was coin-operated!  ;) ;D

GWS!

Wowbagger

  • Sylph
    • Musings of a Gentleman Cyclist
Re: Sodding arthritis
« Reply #186 on: 27 November, 2017, 03:28:15 pm »
I have just had my annual rheumatology appointment. I saw the Top Man, Professor Dasgupta.

I no longer have to take alendronic acid and I have been reduced to 2-yearly appointments. Very happy about this.

I mentioned to him that I thought that playing the piano had had a considerable beneficial effect on my arthritis. He agreed that it probably had. He told me that he learned the piano as an adult and got as far as Grade 6, which I said was impressive. He then told me he decided to give up because it was taking up too much time. He also said he would recommend that his patients learn the piano. I said "Point them in my direction for lessons!"  :D

Anyway, WHOOPEE!
Bach without a doubt.

barakta

  • Bastard lovechild of Yomiko Readman and Johnny 5
Re: Sodding arthritis
« Reply #187 on: 27 November, 2017, 04:58:36 pm »
 :thumbsup: :thumbsup: :thumbsup: :thumbsup: :thumbsup: :thumbsup:

Re: Sodding arthritis
« Reply #188 on: 27 November, 2017, 06:48:09 pm »
Good to hear  :thumbsup: :thumbsup: :thumbsup: thumbsup:
the slower you go the more you see

Wowbagger

  • Sylph
    • Musings of a Gentleman Cyclist
Re: Sodding arthritis
« Reply #189 on: 25 August, 2020, 04:27:48 pm »
The elapsed time between my last post and now is illustrative of the fact that my Sodding Arthritis hasn't really bothered me much for quite along time.

In March, because of that, I decided to stop taking methotrexate as, it being an immunosuppressant, I didn't really want my immune system to be suppressed should Covid strike. So I stopped.

Mostly  I have had little pain - the odd twinge here and there. But today I have a wonderful swelling between the knuckles of my index and middle finger of my left hand, and it bloody well hurts. A lot. I hope it's not indicative of a nasty flare-up. The weather has taken a decided turn for the autumnal today, so that may be a contributory factor, but I've not previously noticed any association between weather and pain.
Bach without a doubt.

Re: Sodding arthritis
« Reply #190 on: 25 August, 2020, 04:38:44 pm »
Folklore is all about the connection between weather and pain.

Wowbagger

  • Sylph
    • Musings of a Gentleman Cyclist
Re: Sodding arthritis
« Reply #191 on: 29 August, 2020, 02:16:57 pm »


How my knuckle looked the other day.
Bach without a doubt.

Re: Sodding arthritis
« Reply #192 on: 31 August, 2020, 01:14:29 pm »
I haven't waded through the whole thread but this may be of use to you and not mentioned earlier.
A fellow sufferer of arthritis here. Nothing catastrophic, sport related and particularly on damp days.
Thumbs/fingers in particular (rugby)
Shoulder (various operations)
Neck (rugby)
knee (mileage)
I recently switched to a low carb diet and guess what......pretty much gone. Hallelujah.
Lack of inflammation I would assume.
Of course this requires giving up cake so its a heck of a trade off.
often lost.

Wowbagger

  • Sylph
    • Musings of a Gentleman Cyclist
Re: Sodding arthritis
« Reply #193 on: 31 August, 2020, 01:38:17 pm »
Your sounds very like osteo-arthritis - wear and tear. Mine's an autoimmune disease - my immune system attacks my cartilage, hence my 12-year use of immunosuppressants.

I very rarely eat cake, and my carbs are limited to one or two slices of wholemeal bread per day, porridge or a brekkie cereal in the morning, and taters/rice/pasta at dinner time. I've also cut out almost all booze.
Bach without a doubt.

barakta

  • Bastard lovechild of Yomiko Readman and Johnny 5
Re: Sodding arthritis
« Reply #194 on: 31 August, 2020, 02:30:07 pm »
I'm not speaking to my sodding hands. I think the left one is going arthritic (osteo, wear and tear from atypical joints and usage) on me, I shoulda got them to xray it 18 months ago when they diagnosed the elbows and right wrist. Shoe/pain fits, wear it.

Heat bag seems to have nobbled the hand today, but I am hoping to get off the celecoxib after the shoulder is nerve nobbled and worry that I need it for more than shoulders...

I'm only 40 ffs.

Re: Sodding arthritis
« Reply #195 on: 31 August, 2020, 04:21:05 pm »
Your sounds very like osteo-arthritis - wear and tear. Mine's an autoimmune disease - my immune system attacks my cartilage, hence my 12-year use of immunosuppressants.

I very rarely eat cake, and my carbs are limited to one or two slices of wholemeal bread per day, porridge or a brekkie cereal in the morning, and taters/rice/pasta at dinner time. I've also cut out almost all booze.

Ahh yes. Well if you ever get osteo as well!
often lost.

Wowbagger

  • Sylph
    • Musings of a Gentleman Cyclist
Re: Sodding arthritis
« Reply #196 on: 04 January, 2022, 10:45:47 am »
I've been for my annual(ish) rheumatology appointment. Everything tickety-boo.

No flare-ups of any note to report (I'd have logged them here if there were).
I'm not on medication for arthritis.
They will phone me in 6 months to see how it's going, and make another face-to-face appointment in another year or so.
Bach without a doubt.

hellymedic

  • Just do it!
Re: Sodding arthritis
« Reply #197 on: 04 January, 2022, 06:11:56 pm »
Those of a gouty tendency are warned against crash-dieting in January…
… or any other time!