This too shall pass.
If I am presenting an Inflammatory Arthritis it could slowly disappear (never to be seen again, hopefully) or I will see it showing up elsewhere. She asked me if I have seen people with the gnarly-lumpy-stiff-jointed hands, for example. Could show up in other knuckles or finger joints or toes. Don't really know. One of those "time will tell" situations.
I could have had a steroid shot in my knuckle, but I passed. I had a kind of extreme reaction to the shot in my knee and then being on steroids felt so exhausting...I couldn't imagine dealing with any of that again right now. Besides, I have gotten back 80-90 % of the use of my hand (depending on the day) despite the swollen red knuckle. I have adapted to pain. After all, I've had a lot of practice--LOL! ;) If it is still the same in three months...I'll try the shot.
...some kind of arthritic flare. Time will tell. Keep doing what I am doing. I told her I plan to work up to giving up dairy. I go back end of January...unless something additional pops up, of course.
He did look tired to me and he "rested" lying down in the chair for a while while he watched TV.
I guess he's been acting out after Gramma Days the last couple times. :( Been good here, but then throwing tantrums afterwards at home. Not a one-off...and not acceptable behavior. So, no Gramma Day next week. He might have one the week after that--but he'd be on probation. We'll see how it goes. Ian has always been easily frustrated, often automatically contrary, and crumbles easily. But he is also helpful, kind, charming, silly, and loving. Growing up is hard work.
Have a sneeze-less, productive, exciting week, my friends. Bless you all for hanging in there with me. Been a rough several months, but things are going better and I expect them to continue to get even better. We'll chat again next week. :)
"This universe is much too big to hold onto, but it is he perfect size for letting go."