As expected, the joint injections are starting to kick in and have given me some relief and better movement all round. I made the most of this by spending time with some good friends this evening, one of whom is on a flying visit from Spain, where she teaches English. It wasn’t a wild affair, we just sat around a bonfire in her back garden chatting and ordered some takeaway food; my first Chinese meal in a long time and only because the restaurant gave the option to prepare food without MSG – it was pretty tasty too.
So my feelings today are that sometimes we do need a little extra help from steroids to control our flares, especially if it gives us the opportunity to do simple things like enjoy good company, relax and forget about having an illness for a change. Spending time with friends can be theraputic in its own way, as they say laughter is the best medicine and I think that the same can be said for hugs too.