I have been nursing a major flare up for the past 3 weeks now. My muscles in my entire body are hurting extra, lots of spasms, crushing fatigue. This may be due to the stress of the Holidays, which I hate to say, but "I hate the Holidays" and I am trying my best at work, but I just have to lay on the couch when I get home. Sorry for sounding like a scrooge, LOL. I was so surprised that I was invited to two parties for tomorrow and had to decline both of them. The two parties are small with just a handful of people and I am upset that I just don't think I can handle it, I know my body and tolerance. I was surprised by the invitations becasue I don't invite too many people to my house, so I was grateful to them, but have to decline anyway. I had an MRI on Monday because of terrible hip pain. They strapped me on that table and I couldn't move for 35 minutes, I was half way into the tube, and started getting nervous, even with the earphones on and listening to music. The MRI attendant had to help me get off the table when it was done. I didn't bother telling them that I was in a flare up, it wouldn't have mattered. I almost cancelled the MRI, but gald I didn't, I just needed to get it over with, besides, I can't predict how long my flare was going to last, so I might as well just keep the appointment. For "New Year's Eve" I was thinking of putting in my tapes of my favorite comedians, and just watching that all night. I need something to make me laugh and that is not stressful. I do wish ALL of you a Happy New Year, better health, happiness, less stress and PEACE. I do sincerely wish the best for all of you. Hugs and peace, Chelz.