Wednesday, April 09, 2008
Our Living With RA team started a new challenge last week and I lost 1.4 pounds in the first week. Woohoo! I hope I can keep up.
I also have recently discovered that wheat causes inflammation so I've been trying to cut it out of my diet and I feel so much better. It's actually kind of cool that something works that's not another drug to take.
And, speaking of other drugs to take, I'm going to be starting Orencia on May 7th. Orencia is taken through IV so I have to go to the doctor's office once a month for this and apparently, it takes six months to a year for it to start working, which I sincerely hope it does since none of the other meds seem to be doing that much yet.
Other than that, I'm really tired these days. I'm not entirely sure why other than the fact that I wake up to go to the bathroom about 2:30 a.m. every day and then have an extremely hard time falling back asleep. This is a new thing for me. Before, I always slept well. Don't know if it's related to the RA or if it's related to menopause.
I'm off work for the next couple of days so I can play bridge. I'm playing tonight, tomorrow night, Friday afternoon and Saturday afternoon. And, then next week (M-W), I'm attending a conference for Administrative Professionals in Niagara Falls, Ontario.
And, spring is springing and I'm so glad because I really hate the cold and it's so nice seeing my flowers coming up and being able to sit on my deck and read my book.
And, that's it. My life is up-to-date.