The AS has been amazing the last few days

Dec 7, 2021 | Diary | 0 comments

I woke up feeling both great and awful.

The AS has been amazing the last few days and it really feels like I have absolutely nothing wrong with me which is a magical feeling.

No rib pain or back pain or anything and I don’t feel stiff at all either.

But my eyes are causing me problems.

Last night I was stupid and I kept rubbing both my eyes and then today when I woke up my right eye was puffy and my left eye, which has been having all the problems, feels like it’s got something in it.

It’s nothing like his bad as it was when I was waking up in the middle of the night with it but it’s not great and it feels irritated.

I’ve been googling whether I should go to the optician or to hospital to get it checked out.

Will make sure I don’t rub it at all tonight and then just see how I get on the next couple of days.

The big thing I’m thinking about at the moment is whether or not I should contemplate having food that I shouldn’t have before my scan on Saturday.

I really don’t want to do this and trigger a flare but I also don’t want to go and have an MRI scan only for nothing to show up.

I want them to find this and I want to be able to help them with ankylosing spondylitis treatments.

If they can make the diagnosis official I feel like maybe I can try and contribute something to helping other people with it.

At the moment I’m thinking I will have a load of pork scratchings before the scan.

That might have triggered me last time and I will probably have lots of yoghurt too and maybe a couple of cocktails the night before with something sugary.

That way hopefully I will avoid a full blown flare but may trigger something to help highlight something on the scan.

Anyway, I’m really pleased that I don’t feel any pain after yesterday’s exercises and I think I should really push myself to continue to do these because I know they will help.

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