I can endure all these things through the power of the one who gives me strength. ~ Philippians 4:13
Winter + Rheumatoid Arthritis = My Annual Season of Sickness…
Every winter I find challenges in managing my RA and staying on my meds. I take Enbrel and Methotrexate shots weekly, which help control pain and inhibit joint damage. Every Spring, Summer & most of the Fall, keeping on my meds schedule is not too bad. But Winter… Winter time means sickness time, which in turn means skipping my shots more than I care to.
The number of times I caught illnesses last year led to many missed dosages. The result? Permanent damage to a thumb joint and a middle finger joint on my right hand, made worse by the fact that I am also right-handed. *sigh* So frustrating.