Feeling the (barometric) pressure

Aaaand monsoon season returns. How do I know? Well, even if it isn’t a huge thing on the local news around here in the desert, my upper spine notified me yesterday. I can pretty much literally feel the changes in the air pressure in the vertebrae of my back.

Right now it feels as though the portion of my spine between my shoulder blades is both swelling and compressing, like there’s this intense pain and, well, pressure. It’s kind of depressing, because I had been doing so well for months now that I had almost forgotten what it was like to have a bad day. Now my back is rebelling against me again, and it kinda sucks to be reminded that I still have #rheumatoidarthritis and it’s still affecting me.

But I don’t have time to wallow in self pity today. I have work to do. Not just the interview I mentioned–I can do that with the back pain–but real work at my real paying job. I can’t let this get to me. I’ve dealt with it before. I just need to remember what it was like to deal with it and channel those memories to deal with it again.

I got this.