Wandering Thoughts

November 8, 2008

The Perils of Crutches

Filed under: Reactive Arthritis — terence @ 10:54 am
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So close and yet so very, very far.

I woke up on Wednesday morning feeling slightly stiff. It was a nuisance but I wasn’t too concerned. Over the day things got a little worse but it wasn’t until I got home that night that I started to worry. I told myself it couldn’t be a relapse, but it was. Sometime after midnight I was crawling around the house trying to find my crutches. At dawn I called my parents; my wife was away and I couldn’t dress myself.

Mum raced over, got me dressed, took me to the doctor and cleaned the house for good measure. She was in emergency mode; Jo (who’s back now) and I are marveling at how much she cleaned in so little time.

So, anyhow, the arthritis is back – big time – for now.

Fortunately, I’m scheduled to go and see the doctors who treat it in Australia next week. So hopefully, they’ll have something. Until then I’m tired, sore and essentially immobile.

Oh yeah, and at risk of having this (below) happen to me again in the next North Westerly gale.


  1. Ohhh sucky. Hope it all gets better quickly!! xo

    Comment by Nikki — November 8, 2008 @ 12:18 pm

  2. P.S. Awesome pic though. hehe.

    Comment by Nikki — November 8, 2008 @ 12:18 pm

  3. thanks and yeah, I like the pic as well.

    I should warn readers though that it took me months of training to perfect it. It’s a dangerous stunt. Do not try at home :)

    Comment by terence — November 8, 2008 @ 12:44 pm

  4. what to say…an intelligent, spirited young woman killed herself because her family wouldn’t let her be free, a four year old baby died because of dirty water. and one of the kindest, most gentle, insightful people i know is being attacked from the inside out. And so I call on the inspiration of our teenage years…..

    Wild boys (wild boys) never lose it
    wild boys (wild boys) never chose this way
    Wild boys (wild boys) never close your eyes
    wild boys always shine

    Comment by Bec — November 9, 2008 @ 12:19 pm

  5. thanks Bec…Duran Duran does help :)

    Comment by terence — November 9, 2008 @ 6:05 pm

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