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Thursday, April 03, 2014

Saw this today and just felt it. I have been doing okay the past week. I had lost 5 lbs but now that I haven't walked the dog, cos of falling and then my arm, I have stalled then gained one. Dr has said going to be very hard for you to lose, cos menopause, inflammation, and the fact that everytime I work out even simple easy slow exercises my inflammation flares and pain gets way worse. It hasn't stopped me from doing it for most part, but yes the month of March wasn't great as not able.
However I do think I can do this, honestly not sure how well, cos I am eating very very clean, no sugar, no grain and yet not losing. I don't know what more to do, I am hoping to learn more and figure more and then get back to moving. I did 5 mins on my recumbent bike today and my knees hurt, that is even with feeling good cos of the prednisone. But I will do 5 again and again till I go to 7. that is what they suggested at group and even though I find it too low and want to do more, I know it will hurt me. So slow and steady turtle. Ironically I love turtles, and butterflies.
I haven't been on puter much cos not able to type. Last day or so hasn't been too bad, and today I did walk allie this afternoon around the block. I wont go out in am or dark cos still too much water that could be black ice. If I fall again any time soon I haven't a clue what would happen. My head still aches a lot more than normal and my elbow and shoulder still not great but improving! that's what counts.
So just a catch up blog and letting you all know, I may not be here lots, but am not down and out, and haven't gained lots and am hiding. I don't do that, I come and bemoan and whine not hide. LOL just not here cos busy on THM FB page and not typing much.

HUGS and be back soon!

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CHALLENGER15 4/6/2014 2:58PM


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NEW-CAZ 4/4/2014 2:48AM

    Hope you health soon improves Cinders, like Cosmic said, it'll be mostly be water weight and will soon come off again.
Keep as active as you can.
Have a great weekend emoticon

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    I hope you feel well enough to get back to your everyday plan soon. Spring will arrive soon and maybe it will help your pain.

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COSMIC_ENERGY 4/3/2014 10:05PM

    Hang in there--the prednisone will make you gain weight, but hopefully just water. Keep exercising if you can.

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SEATTLE58 4/3/2014 6:09PM

    Well, it's so good to hear from you again too. I hear you with being on Prednisone and how it so hurts to exercise at all on some days. I'm getting it down to 3x/week with being on the Recumbent bike. I try for 10 min. at a time and try to get up to 30min./day, but doesn't always happen. I try to do my ST on the other days. It just seems like anything I do with having RA, I hurt the next day so much. If I don't do anything, then I hurt too the next day, so I might as well get up and get moving and that helps to lose weight. I can't walk for anymore than 10 min. inside or outside because of too much pain with the RA and OA. They say that slow and steady wins the race, so if we have to go slow and steady, we'll still get there one day! I'm glad that you're feeling some better! emoticon

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Friday afternoon

Friday, March 28, 2014

Oh I am so so tired............ sleeping in the lazyboy for 4 nights is not conducive to a good nights sleep along with a very sore tender arm. But I did sleep last night much better and my arm is doing a fair bit better, not a lot of ROM opps Range of motion but not as much pain. I had a dr apt to get a prescription filled, and he had my xray and blood work back. all blood work is good other than my C reatactive protein is very high which just means my inflammation is high in my body. Well no surprise to either of us with my shoulder, elbow and my reg. issues. He was also glad I had the apt as my xray was back. I don't have nay noticeable arthritis in that shoulder, but at this time have acute tendonitis with multiple calcium calcifications, which he thinks 2 of them burst. He said that is extreme pain... so yea.
Now his answer was cortisone injections and or oral. I have nixed him on the injections numerous times and he said this time I would like to see something asap and I cant do an injection till tues. so I agreed when he said you have to decide to do something so opted for oral... so off celebrex, on my nexium and then oral cortisone for 5 days tapering 5 more days then off nexium 2 days after. Okay fine. not happy but I have to do something.
I am going to check more info into L gluteamine or whatever after I am done this as abetter inflammation helper.
So just lost 5 lbs and now on something that is notorious for wt gain, oh well I know I can lose it and hope to not even gain in first place! I wil do this, take care of me and get well again.
I have a great helper, hubby has done it all for me, dress me, make meals, etec. but lol can't put an elastic in my hair to hold it back when I was sick. Too funny but oh well. I am hoping to have a shower in the am. and will see if he can dry my hair with the dryer. lol that I know he can. Feel bad as his stress is super high and he is worn out too. Had to get my 88 year old dad drive me to dr today as hubby had an apt with his councellor at same time. So all is well that ends well. Not happy with meds, but happy with no arthritis at this time and that it is feeling better.
Okay now off to get my meds and some gas for snowblower as it is to storm yet again perhaps! lets hope not!

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    I occasionally have to take steroids and I hate it too but it really does help. I hope it gives you some relief. emoticon

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DEEGIRL50 3/30/2014 5:10PM

    emoticon A good partner makes a big difference! Feel better soon.

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NEW-CAZ 3/29/2014 4:14AM

    At last you have some treatment Cinders, just because the side effects are notorious for weight gain doesn't mean it will affect you like that. But if it does, better to get well then concentrate on the weight. emoticon
Have a great weekend emoticon

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ALEXSGIRL1 3/28/2014 7:01PM

    happy no arthritis and a cure for your pain the weight will come off later but you will feel good in the mean time

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LILYDOG11 3/28/2014 5:57PM

    Glad you found out what it is that's half the battle. emoticon

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SEATTLE58 3/28/2014 4:10PM

    Good to hear no arthritis in your shoulders. So sorry that you've had so much pain, but that you're doing better. emoticon I know all about weight gain because of Prednisone, and I trying so hard each day to lose it, with no luck, but won't give up! And I know that you will too! emoticon emoticon

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SUSIEPH1 3/28/2014 3:32PM

    Hi Cindy .. Glad you saw doctor .. Great news no arthritis .. Don't worry to much about weight gain with Prednisalone .. Better to be pain free than a little weight gain ..I use Prednisalone for asthma.. So have gained quite a bit recently as had a nasty few weeks with asthma and two courses of Prednisalone ..
All well now and working at getting this weight off again .. Thinking of you .. Love susie x emoticon emoticon emoticon

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tues duty dr visit this eve

Tuesday, March 25, 2014

Well that was painful...he asked the reg questions and such then said can you take your top off. well it was a pullover and I got it on this am. well OMG he watched and I had Mur come in and holy sugar... PAIN. so then he felt it and said hot, so okay something is inflamed. I said I am tired of my muscles hurting. he said well how did you fall again. I don't know. kind of long for that but could have done something that aggravated that and now it is hurt. he wants blood work and exray as soon as possible cos of the storm. he said can you put your arms out in front well I got about an inch and I screamed, so to the side no not at all, can you and he sort of smiled, put them above your head NO. which he knew watching me take my arm out of my top.
He did say could be arthritis in my shoulder but this isn't that pain which he also acknowledged. Said could be a calcium buildup like a cyst and may have burst. and he did say another thing which has totally slipped my mind. Murray doesn't remember cos he was busy remembering the name of the meds I had at home and which one to take. he has me on narcotics for pain and on 2 clelebrex instead of 1. He will call when he gets the results or if not better by next week come back.
I will say that since 3 pm when I iced and took the Tylenol it is 100% worse. Really really bad, I can't move my arm more than 1/2 inch from body, putting it down is hell and then feels as if it is loose hanging. he moved my shoulder as much as he could to ensure it was okay but said I didn't get a good range of motion cos of your pain. Best if feels is if I take my other arm and lay my sore one on the table, and then lean back a bit. but then if it moves it is bad............
oh well will keep you guys informed.

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ANJAYS-JOURNEY 3/27/2014 7:56PM

    take care and hugs

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GRLTAZ 3/26/2014 7:23PM

    Cindy, sorry for all the extra pain you are having. I hope it feels better soon. Be careful with the Celebrex. It is known to cause ulcers so just stay aware of how your tummy feels and watch for black stools so you can tell doc if it occurs. Rest up.

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SUSIEPH1 3/26/2014 3:27PM

    So sorry Cindy that you have to endure so much Pain .. I am very worried about the Celibrix .. It's a very dangerous drug .. Perhaps ask your doctor if there is anything else you can take ..
Love Susie xxx

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LILYDOG11 3/26/2014 5:34AM

    I thought of you today with your pain. I had my own pain today, I had a reaction to some new medication I was having and It made my whole upper body hurt Chest was tight, and abdomin got hard, I was that way for 4 hours I took the only pain releiver I had in the house 2 aspirin, but just had to wait out the meds as it ran thru my system. So today I have to call the Doc and let them know I can't take that medicine. I hope your pain decreases Prayers going your way. emoticon

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NEW-CAZ 3/26/2014 4:38AM

    oh babe, you're really going through the wringer emoticon
hope you get something to help- and soon emoticon emoticon

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DS9KIE 3/26/2014 12:07AM

    ouch...I hope you get to feeling better

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COSMIC_ENERGY 3/25/2014 10:41PM

    I hope it's something "fixable" and soon!

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    I hope they find out what is wrong soon so they can get some treatment going. emoticon

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EJB2801 3/25/2014 8:47PM

    I am so sorry to hear about this awful pain!

Just a few years ago I had terrible tendonitis in my arm. It woke me up from sleep. I am a musician, so I couldn't work other than to teach, and that was pretty ineffective without being able to demonstrate. With the pain, believe me, I didn't feel like moving anyway. In fact, I caused the injury from moving heavy equipment as well as music stands and then playing piano a LOT and LOUD the next day.

Besides resting the injury, I found that moist heat helped me more than ice. It took a while to heal, and I went to physical therapy to learn ways to keep it from re-occuring.

I definitely feel more empathy for professional athletes with tendon injuries now!

I hope you will get relief and healing very quickly. Meanwhile, be good to yourself!

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RAPUNZEL53 3/25/2014 8:44PM

  Hope you feel better soon!

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MOnday monday

Monday, March 24, 2014

Well better than the past 2 days, may even try to get in the tub this eve for a soak. So cold today, really bitter winds, but we are waiting on the storm of the winter even though it is now spring!? nothing new we always get a winter storm in spring. lol
May go visit the grands tomorrow. Was talking to them on the phone, Thomas says HI Nana, are you coming over to play in my room? bring pepe, no not today maybe tomorrow. OH okay bring pepe bye... ohoh love you lots nana! Eva Hi papa, ( hi eva it is nana) Oh hi nana are you coming to play. lol tomorrow oh tooooo morrow. lol they are sure groing and she is so smart and quick.
So today my leg and arm hurt but not constantly like yesterday, had a dentist apt and lol kept bringing my leg up cos if I laid back it hurt. Rubbing my thigh and then my hand got sore - we both sort of laughed. She is a great hygienist and we always have a good chat.
Not much more, eating well and on plan, losing and feeling good. Have to try to get more exercise than just walking but my arms are too sore to do wts. even 3 lb yesterday I wasn't even able o lift my arm by itself so not messing with them yet.
Okay off to check out stuff and then off here and think I may clean my craft desk and perhaps put the paper stuff away for while and get out some material.

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GRLTAZ 3/25/2014 6:24PM

    Good job doing what you can ! Enjoy the kids. They sound like a hoot (energetic).

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SUSIEPH1 3/25/2014 2:55AM

    Hope you feel better soon Cindy .. Your Grandies sound gorgeous .. Love Susie xxx emoticon emoticon

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MORTICIAADDAMS 3/24/2014 10:20PM

    Your grand children are so cute. I love hearing about them. I'm glad you are doing better. I'm sick of winter. We may get a little snow but I'm praying it doesn't happen.

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DS9KIE 3/24/2014 8:30PM

    cute kids

woo hoo on the weigh loss

It was snowing today, I couldn't believe it

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ANJAYS-JOURNEY 3/24/2014 6:47PM

    Cool and great news on the weight loss. Thomas and Eva are so cute

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LILYDOG11 3/24/2014 6:39PM

    Your Grands so cute !! Have a great evening

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NEW-CAZ 3/24/2014 6:21PM

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Wow over a week and no blog!!!

Sunday, March 23, 2014

Well lets say I am not here as often as I have been.... been busy doing Trim Healthy Mama, and losing wt and feeling full and satisfied. But the past 3 days the pain has been wicked.... I have new pain lol it is in my thigh, and my shoulder both my L side and feels as if someone Hit me hard with a hammer and left a very very sore bruise. I havent' any idea what happened, I didn't bump or fall etc. and itisnt from my fall 2 wks ago as all that is on the other side and nearly gone! So my thigh is so sore I cant sit, and walk is okay if I am slow but sitting no matter on what or how is bad, as is laying down. It doesn't feel sciatica like but when I stand still like at counter or just standing, I feel my thigh tighten and the pain then nerve pain inmy foot. my arm on outer side upper arm has the same bruised feeling. So wondering if this is fibro... cos isn't arthritis. Anyway got my 10,000 steps yesterday but was hard, today just making it too. But that's okay I only want to get to 10.

Would love to have a bath, but can't lower myself in or get out without my knees cos both arms hurt. Golfers elbow is getting better since using the nitroglycerin patches but still sore at times. I feel ike trying anyway so sore.

Sun shone today, was cold but nice. Snowed laast night and this am, we went in the yard, and then I held onto the fence all the way down the hill for dear life as was all frozen slush as it snowed last eve early. Got there stayed in the field she got no walk.LOL got home and was 700 some steps usually over 15 or 2,000 for our am walk lol . Melted later and we went for a very slow walk. I hope whatever this is leaves. I think I did mention spring for past 4 years hasnt' been nice on my body. And we are in for a wicked snow storm middle of the week. rain, snow, wind a noreeaster........ no wonder I hurt.

But been doing well and in good moods for most part. A spat with hubby but that is over and fine lol Hoping to find some new sneakers on sale as can't afford 140-150 a pr for New Balance that fit my crazy foot. darn.......

Okay gotta go move as hurting to sit, walk and then going to bed. NIGHT all. oh down 5 lbs!!!

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ANJAYS-JOURNEY 3/24/2014 6:50PM

    Be careful with your walking

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NEW-CAZ 3/24/2014 3:34AM

    emoticon for keeping on the move Cinders, know it's hard but if you stop you'll cease up.

Keep up the good work, and enjoy your week emoticon

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LILYDOG11 3/23/2014 11:38PM

    Glad you're getting around some. Sorry for the pain, I can't get in and out of the tub very easily either so I just do the shower, it's walk in and I don't have to lift the legs which is a blessing. I live in Florida so I wear closed toe sandals with socks (Long Story). I hope you sleep well tonight. emoticon

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MORTICIAADDAMS 3/23/2014 10:16PM

    I love baths and hate when I can't have them. Sometimes my hubby has to help me in and out of the tub.

I love New Balance too but have found some other ones that work. Like Sketchers and Saucony.

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SUSIEPH1 3/23/2014 9:03PM

    Cindy darling .. You are a trooper ... Love that you push yourself through the pain to move!! .
I do the same my friend ... We must move to live xxx . Bobby drags me walking every morning and I guess Allie does the same xx
Thinking of you my lovely friend .. Keep moving !,
Love emoticon emoticon Susie xxx

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