Hey Andy (fellow Canadian!)
I agree you need to see your family doc stat! But you are doing what you should with the ice and the anti-inflamatories so keep it up. As for knowing what its like yup buddy i'm living it right now just not quite as bad as you.
I only get paid at the end of every month and the money is very little. So this past weekend my aunt asked if I wanted to help her with her garage sale and she said I could bring whatever I wanted to sell and whatever money i made was mine. I thought great I need some extra money right now since i'm flat broke so I gathered up all my stuff and a lot it was and went to her house for the weekend.
We spend all evening of fri setting up the stuff and pricing in the freezing cold garage, then we were up at five thirty on saturday to start putting up signs and stuff and by seven we were open for business and people were there and we sold a lot of stuff it was great!!! But being in the cold for five hours and having the sun out for two of those hours I was sore and now i'm sick!
So I too pushed myself for some extra much needed cash and found that I'm paying for it dearly now. I've got the swollen feet and knees, chest pain, fever, headaches, nausea you name it I'm owning it lol.
Well take care Andy and i'm keeping you in my thoughts I wish you a speedy recovery!
But maybe looking into different work might be good for you.
SLE Lupus. Fibro, IBS, RA\
Matt's Brown Eyed Girl!
"I'm not broken, I'm antique; a little worn out but still beautiful if not more so because of it."