Easy bruising appears to be pretty common among people with autoimmune arthritis. (AA) And yet, most doctors don’t seem to be overly concerned with the fact. It’s just another part of our life with psoriatic arthritis. And I actually have a combination of three types of arthritis that my doc is calling “polyarthritis” including gout in my joints.
Blood platelets are what cause the blood to clot. A decrease on the number of platelets means that AA patients may see an increased amount of bruising and may even mean serious problems with bleeding.
Stiff, puffy, swollen, sausage-like fingers or toes are common, along with joint pain and tenderness. The AA flares and arthritis pain can happen at the same time and in the same place, but not always. You may also notice: Dry, red skin patches with silvery-white scales.
So in the pictures above you might be able to see that my middle, ring, and pinky finger are discolored and bruised.
I really want to paint some of my Marvel Crisis Protocol miniatures but the pain is too rough for me right now even to hold a paint brush. I am typing this on my phone and even that hurts.
So anyway, true believers, I’m asking you to share this post with your miniature painting communities online (especially ones for Marvel Crisis Protocol) asking folks to post in the comments with links or pictures in the comments. I can check out that stuff while I wait for my body to heal.
In the meantime, stay safe. Be well. And keep rolling dice!