Tuesday, July 08, 2008

Broken Leg...

Sorry for not having any content lately again.

Well, I had suffered Psoriatic Arthritis on my ankle last week. I am recovering but it still hurts. Must be my unlucky month as this Pso. Athritis is described as a condition where antibodies attack the joints for no reason causing inflammation and then Arthritis.

For the last week or so, I didn't go to work either. Not being able to drive sucks, and walking up and down from my room to the kitchen took much more effort than usual. The pain was excruciating on the first day I got it. It started in the morning when I felt a light pain on my ankle. I thought I may had twisted my ankle or something. But I went to work on that very day. As time passed my ankle began to hurt more and more. By the time I had finished work, the ankle seemed to have swelled up a little and I was having a little trouble getting downstairs to my car and driving back home.

Took a short rest when I reached home. Applied hot&cold treatment(supposely soaking the ankle(or any painful joints) in hot water and then cooled down quickly with ice water would reduce the swelling) and heat patch to the ankle. Nothing worked. By 9pm when my mom got home, I could hardly even get up from the bed. It was way too painful to even take a step. However, I had to bare with it and my mom quickly took me to the clinic. The doctor explained that I may have a case of Psoriatic Athritis which is linked to my skin condition.

Pills,Antibodies,Muscle Relaxers were prescribed. I took them and felt slightly better the next day. However, since I am on herbal medicine treatment for my skin, I cannot take the pills anymore. Mom called up consultant and he gave her a chinese medicine recipe for Athritis. She bought a few packs of the herbs before coming home and boiled it for me. Man, the drink was dark in color. Darker than the night and murkier than the swap =_=

Anyway, I had drunk the herbs for about a week now, and have gotten used to the rather strange taste of it. Now blogging this from work, and it still hurts :<

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Hi, I also have psoriatic arthritis. You should see a rheumatologist. PA can eventually cause permanent and irreversible destruction of the joint if you only treat the symptoms (pain and swelling) and not the cause (over-active and confused immune system). There is a good support group for people with PA at
http://health.groups.yahoo.com/group/PsoriaticArthritis/
You will find lots of good info there on PA, it's treatmnet and management. Plus the people there will understand what you are going through - the pain, frustration, etc.

best regards,
sherry z