Saturday, June 30, 2012-
Yesterday I had some weird pains in the lower right side of my back, right in my back rib area. The pain would be sharp, lasting about 20 seconds and would come on about every 20-30 minutes. It made breathing hard, almost like the pain I experience from costochondritis from time to time, but in my back ribs instead of the front portion of my chest. The pain is gone today, but I’m adding it to the list of things I need to talk to my doctor about.
Wednesday, July 4, 2012-
My parents came over yesterday and brought their backhoe to help us dig up the alders in our backyard. Today is the second day I’ve raked up rocks and sticks and helped clear brush, something I would have NEVER been able to do two months ago. I absolutely hate taking medication, but it really has been such a blessing. I still had to be careful about how long and intense I worked, but I was capable. It felt good.
Friday, July 6, 2012-
I’m still recovering from working in the backyard. I’m very sore… although I think it’s part arthritis pain and part pain from physically working my body. My body just isn’t used to physical exertion/exercise anymore (unfortunately).
The lymph nodes on the left side of my neck and behind my ear are swollen and hurt when I touch them. I have no other symptoms (fever, chills, cold, etc…), so I’m not quite sure what’s going on. I have a doctors appointment on Wednesday with another new MD, so I’ll ask them about it. I’ve heard this is normal when you have inflammation in your body, but this isn’t normal for me, this is something new.
Sunday, July 8, 2012-
For several weeks my upper chest, back, shoulders and neck have been very itchy, but it’s not from my psoriasis (I don’t think). At first I thought it might have been from slight sun exposure, but I’ve been very diligent in wearing t-shirts that cover my shoulders and applying sunscreen. I’m beginning to think I might be having a slight reaction to the Humira. Another thing to add to the list of things I need to talk to my doctor about.