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Small setback

Posted Aug 31 2009 10:07pm

My R.A. is making my drawing class very difficult. While drawing, you need to use your whole arm. Not just your wrist. My professor keeps saying “Draw with your shoulder.” My shoulder wants to yell back “Leave me out of this!”

Even the thirty second drawings have been hard for me. I’m trying to grin and bear it. But when the three minute drawings come up, I want to throw down my charcoal, stomp my feet, and yell in frustration.

With my R.A., me and my doctors have always focused on my most painful joints. These are the weight bearing joints. So everything else has kind of been pushed aside. I cant imagine how my physical therapy sessions would go if I had to focus on every joint. It would take like 6 hours a day! 

It’s making me very nervous that my R.A. will ruin this for me. That will crush me.

This is so different from art classes I had pre R.A. I have made so much progress lately. But there’s still so much more I have go.

I asked my physical therapist for a list of exercises I can do at home. Maybe that will help some.

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