I have been in considerable pain on a daily basis for several weeks now.
I have been in severe pain on a daily basis all this week.
I'd hoped to put off talking about this for a bit; I have a doctor appointment on Monday and wanted to wait til after. But I went to Elayna's school for her High Honor Roll ceremony this morning, and I found the two-block walk back from the bus stop excruciating.
It's been clear to me for a while that I have Something Else lurking. Because treating the celiac with the gluten-free diet did greatly reduced my pain and fatigue and everything. But if it was only the celiac, I shouldn't still be having pain. I shouldn't have to try to plan rest days after days of activity that would be normal for able-bodied people. If it was just the celiac and I was sticking to a GF diet (which I am; trust me, I'd know if I was glutened, and pain would not be the first symptom!), my body should be acting like that of an able-bodied person.
So there's that. I'm restructuring the next few days to have as much sedentary time as possible (which is still not nearly as much as I need, but I can't stop the world), and I hope that helps. It might, it might not. I'm posting this because I need you to be patient with me. If I can't walk to my bus stop, I can't go to your thing. And if I'm forced to walk somewhere, I will need my cane and extra time.
So there's that.