A week today my very good friend will be getting married and I will hopefully be her bridesmaid.
I am, however, increasingly concerned as to how I am going to manage this three day event, despite my efforts to think positive and rest and blah blah that people keep advising me.
I don’t want to turn the focus of this blog to my own symptoms, but they are sure hard to ignore right now. Today has been one long power nap and I feel that after benefiting from the steroid injections for about ten days, things are starting to fall apart at the seams again – the left knee is swollen, fingers are stiff and the left elbow locked at 120 degrees and things just generally hurt. Plus I have this pain in my chest again, although it is different from last time when I was admitted with Pericarditis. I have a feeling that the awkward position of my elbow is putting extra strain on the muscles in my shoulder/chest and causing the pain, but yowser it hurts and is distracting me from the things I should be doing in preparation for next week.
I mean, I have my outfits sorted but my hair and nails could do with some attention and I need to go to the shops for cards etc, decide on a wedding gift, sort the dogsitter out with some food, book transport for myself and the photographer and ohmygodaboutamillionotherthings… but I am just about managing to sit up and type this. I am usually so organised too, Still’s Disease robs me of that ability.
I really hope that on top of everything else, I don’t go and forget something.
At least I don’t have the rings.