sister's birthday party. Such has been my experience with Sjogrens--I can't predict my symptoms or their severity on any given day.
Today the pain and stiffness came back. My joint filled with gum, I made my way home from church and plopped down into my big, cozy chair. I cried, although I am not sure why exactly. I have been in more pain and certainly weaker. Maybe this is an emotional component. I am not sure. I took a short nap and decided to proceed with my plans to take the kids on a short hike around Lacamas Lake. The sunny days are limited; I will have small children for only a short while. I get the impression the pain will be there for me another day.