Monday, 16 March 2009

Taking it's toll

I have got a bit of a problem going on.

Last week I was off work as we were getting new windows and doors fitted at home the problems started as soon as the cold hit me, I kept requesting the men to close doors inside the house due to the cold drafts but unfortunately it landed on deaf ears.

I was diagnosed around 6 years ago with psoriatic arthritis and fibromyalgia and as a result of the cold throughout the house that my feet and hands are so painful that I could chop them off. I have no grip in either of my hands so I am unable to make a card at the moment.

I'm hoping that this is just temporary and that I get some pain relief real soon.

I also managed to smash one of my favorite coffee mugs because I just couldn't hold it.

I have decided to bring forward my free downloads 1 week early because of this so keep everything crossed for me to be back to normal next week.

so starting tomorrow I will be posting some goodies for you all to try out.

38 comments:

Anne said...

Hi Jak
Sorry to hear of your problems, I hope that you get some relief soon.
I look forward to seeing your new downloads, but take your time.

Regards Anne

Kym's Crafty Cards said...

Jak, sorry to hear you are having problems with pain. It's awful to be like that as I only know because of CFS/ME and fibromyalgia. I hope now that the work has been completed that over the new few days things will start to get better. If you have a spare moment have a look at my blog to see I've been using something quite often and I really want to thank you for that:

http://kyms-crafty-cards.blogspot.com/

It means I can use them frequently on my cards whereas bought ones I couldn't afford to very often as all my cards are made to raise funds for different charities. Thanks so much and I hope to see more I can use. Think I'd better go and print off some leaves!!

Take care and my best wishes. Kym xxxx

mitch1066 said...

From a fellow fibromite...i feel your pain!Please take care,maybe use a heating pad or at least gloves:)

Anonymous said...

Oh Jak, I am so sorry to hear of your painful problems. I do hope things will improve very soon.

Alice (beemer)

Anonymous said...

Hi Jak,
So sorry you are in so much pain and I hope that it soon subsides. Please take your time posting to your site (although we will miss your cards)but your health comes first!
best regards
Maz

pinky said...

Oh Jak that sounds really painful. Keep a good positive attitude and you will get through this. Let hope the spring weather warms up and it helps. Thanks so much for all the lovely downloads. You will be in my prayers.
Pinky

christine said...

Hi Jak
sorry to hear your in so much pain I hope things are better soon
Take care
christine x

♥ Lydia ♥ said...

So sorry to hear that :(
Hope you are on the mend again soon x x

Beryl (bik59) said...

Sorry to hear you are not well Jak, I wish you a speedy recovery.
Beryl x

Chris (Wellnifty) said...

Sorry to hear that you are suffering at the moment, I just hope that things get better soon for you,

Chris x

*Linda* said...

I hope you are soon feeling better
Take care, hugs, Linda x

Clare said...

Sorry to hear you're not feeling too good. Hope you feel better soon, especially as the nicer weather seems to be finally coming. I made a card for my nan using one of your build a blossom, thanks, they're fab. http://clarescrafts.blogspot.com/2009/03/get-well-soon-nan.html hope you like it... hugs Clare x

Bev said...

Awww what a shame honey - I do hope that you can get some relief from the pain soon. Methinks you need to visit the doctor to try and get on top of the pain. Take care xxx

Anonymous said...

hope you feel better soon!!

Anonymous said...

Jak,
I'm so sorry you are in pain and hope that you will feel some improvement very quickly. You are an inspiration to many and we will look forward to the day you feel better. I pray it will be soon.

Sue P Snellville, GA

Anonymous said...

Sorry to hear your not feeling to great, I know the pain your in through R.A. so you have all my best wishes for a speedy recovery. x

Karen said...

Sorry to hear your not feeling too good Jak. Hope you manage to get some relief soon and that you are back on form.

Love Karen xxx

Jan R said...

Hope you're soon feeling better Jak, sounds so painful and must be very frustrating for you. Take care.

Anonymous said...

no need to rush jak, our thoughts are with you.

I suffer from polymyalgia reumatica, never sure of spelling? So totally understand. One day at a time, and all my love for a speedy return to the jak we love.

tracie at craftylicious.

Chrissie said...

I'm so sorry to hear about this Jak and I do hope you start to feel better very soon.
I have a couple of friends that also suffer from this and I know how awful it can be, so I'm wishing you a very speedy recovery.

Ann said...

Hi Jak
Sorry to hear you are in pain please get better soon
and I am thinking of you

Anonymous said...

Hi Could somebody give me some advise please
how do you use the cuttle bug on the bottom of the cards Regards Ann

mad mary said...

Jak, my aunty also suffers from this so i know just how much pain you are in. Please take care and just try and get yourself well.

Lots of gentle hugs

Mary xx

Anonymous said...

hope you feel better soon jak.
carmel

Anonymous said...

Oh jak no the pain I have fibromyalgia and it's bad at the moment,hope your soon feeling some ease from it
Take care Luv nena x

Jackie said...

Hi hun, so sorry to hear you are in so much pain, and it must be so frustrating for you not to be able to craft too. HOpe you start to feel better soon and get the pain under control.. xx

Norma said...

So sorry you are in so much pain Jak,here's hoping you are well and pain free very soon

Norma x

Flissy said...

Hi Jak
I sorry to hear your news, it must be really miserable for you. I hope things improve for you soon. Take care.
Valxx

Rebecca Ednie said...

I have FM, lupus and raynaud's syndrome (small blood vessels in extremities spasm in response to cold) so I totally understand! Hang in there!

mypaperpleasure said...

Sorry to know that you are suffering the pain. Wish you will recover very very soon. May the LORD keep you safe and sound.

Tonniece said...

Sorry to hear you are feeling foorly. Living with severe pain is aweful and I hope you are pain free real soon.
Take care

Anonymous said...

Hi Jak, So sorry to hear you have been suffering lately. I sympathise as I know what its like.
Lets hope it settles down again soon. With love Dawn x

Anonymous said...

Sounds awful, poor you. Hope you get some relief soon Jak. Thanks for the downloads - I love the polka dots! Viv xx

Billie said...

Hi Jak

Sorry to hear about you being in such pain. I have RSI and in the cold weather my hands seize up too. Its the worst pain in the world isn't it.

Have you tried a Tens machine at all. You can get them in Boots the Chemist, they help me when my hands get bad.

Get well soon

Billie

Rosietoes said...

Sending you gentle hugs Jak. I know some of what you are going through and it is not pleasant. Hope you will be feeling much better soon but take your time. Thank you for the beautiful downloads and of thinking of others when you feel so poorly yourself. :)

Claire Brennan said...

Gosh Jak - sorry to hear this - hope you're back in the warm now!!

Polly Pierce said...

Fibro flare-ups aren't fun, but they do eventually resolve themselves with a bit of TLC!!!

I craft with fingerless gloves and a beanie hat or beret when my hands are playing up! It sounds daft but it does help, especially when using my PC.

Hopefully the work is done now and you can turn the heating up, get warm and feel better. Take care...

stampingheaven said...

Jak I know how you feel as I too have psoriatic arthritis and it ain't easy. Take care and sending gentle hugs.