Pain level: 6 now, 7 when I woke up
Dislocations so far today: right index finger is a mess, right shoulder once while sleeping, right ankle once, left wrist once.
Subluxations so far today: Right shoulder multiple times, left shoulder once, right wrist twice.
Meds: Naproxen--hardcore dose.
Major complaint: Inflammation and stiffness in morning--especially hands.
This cold weather is kicking my ass. We always get up super early Christmas morning and giggle like 4-year-olds until M's mom can get breakfast ready. This year, alarm went off and I was in so much pain from the joint stiffness, I didn't think I was going to be able to do it. My hands were so stiff I could barely hold my fork and it hurt to open gifts. Besides hurting really bad until my meds kicked in (Have I mentioned that it takes 5 hours until my hardcore naproxen starts to take a dent out of the pain?) it was a really nice Christmas.
While over at my parent's house, I dislocated my right index finger while picking up a package. While trying to pop it back in, I managed to relocate that joint but in the process dislocate the knuckle joint of the same index finger. UGH. I put it back, but my finger hasn't be right since. (Typing sucks.) Still sore as hell and for a few hours it had this awful black bruise-like spot below the first joint that dislocated, but that's gone now.
Today has been the same. Woke up and just wanted to curl into a ball and stay there. (Didn't, but you know.) My knuckles were throbbing really terribly and just hurt. The stiffness is really pronounced. Normally, I can bend backward every single finger far enough to touch my forearm, but this morning I couldn't even straighten any of my fingers. I still can't get my fingers to touch my arm, but by now they do go way past 90º. But I have been sleeping better. Somehow. o.O