Apr 25 2006
I had 10 days off over easter, and we walked every day, and had good weather most days. We didn’t travel very far afield but there are loads of great walks within 20 miles of my house. By the end of the holiday I was feeling great, a few aching muscles from over use but generally better than I have felt for 6 months. I spent my time walking, gardening, reading, cycling, cooking, cleaning and playing.
I have been back at work now for 2 days and the only change (as I work from home) is that I have been sitting down for an extra 6–7 hours a day, end result my hands, chest, ankles, knees, wrists and elbows are all pretty painful and I have had a headache for 2 days. The relationship between mobility and my arthritis could not be more striking, add in a bit of stress (none of that so far though, as its been an easy 2 days) and it’s even worse. In some ways it’s almost better not to have holidays, that way I would start to forget how great it feels not to be ill every day.