Awhile back, Dr. Young Guy discontinued my Plaquenil, and now I'm tapering back on my prednisone.
Whew. I can really tell that my meds have changed. My bones and joints and muscles can tell that my meds have changed. I had almost (but not quite) forgotten what these aches and pains feel like, but they're back and I do remember.
And how. Crumb.
We may re-start the Plaquenil at some later date, but in the meantime I am re-acquainting myself with those symptoms that it tames: the overall flu-like and feverish feeling -- aka malaise -- and joint pain. It seems as though my feet get more cranky than usual as well.
So I popped a few ibuprofen and went shoe shopping with my friend Naomi.
Here's what we chose: a pair of sandals that I can wear all summer long, have great arch support, velcro adjustable straps everywhere, low heels, and are made of buttery soft leather.
Yes. I really need a pedicure.
Lulu says she really doesn't need new footwear, thank you very much. She loves her leopard print squeaky shoe.
I would agree, girl. It's always good to stick with a classic.