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Under the weather.

Friday, October 24, 2014

Bummer day. Feeling a little under the weather. RA fatigue is getting me today for some reason. I did manage to get in a 10 minute walk today, but now I'm crazy tired. I'm sitting on the couch now trying to get interested in preparing my Latin lesson for my class on Monday. Hopefully tomorrow will be a better day.

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SEATTLE58 10/24/2014 7:39PM

    I hope that you can get a really good rest tonight and feels lots better tomorrow!! emoticon

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LE3INMEMPHIS 10/24/2014 7:11PM

    emoticon You showed commitment to get your 10 min walk in! Even with the stuff going on, you pushed and did it and realized it was not going to be a stellar workout, but a workout nonetheless. Don't get your rest, ENJOY it! Tomorrow is another day.

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I Have Extra Bones!

Wednesday, October 22, 2014

Have you ever heard of having extra bones? I went to the podiatrist yesterday for some extreme foot pain that was different than RA pain. I'm glad I did. When the doctor came in he took one look at my X-ray and said, "Oh, you have extra bones in your feet." Apparently, this is not uncommon, but it was news to me.

However, these extra bones are rubbing on a bone above them in both feet and are causing pretty bad pain when I walk or stand. So I have this brace on the worst foot and it is a friggin' miracle. I takes the pressure off that bone and within one day my foot feels 100% better. So I called the doctor's office this morning to see if I could get the same brace for my other foot!

If these braces can calm this bone down and move it away from the bone its rubbing on that is ideal. If it doesn't, you guessed it, they will have to go in and remove the bones. ACK!

So please pray that these braces do their job. The idea of foot surgery is not appealing at all!

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KIMMYWIZZIE1 10/22/2014 2:00PM

    Seattle58 they are on the outside of my feet right under my 5th metatarsal and my cuboid bone.

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SEATTLE58 10/22/2014 1:36PM

    I hope that those braces can really do the trick for you! It's so good that your dr. helped you find something that helps. emoticon Is it like on the top of the middle part of your foot? My dh has that and he got that from his mother's side. His brothers have it too and it can be so painful if the right shoes aren't found. His podiatrist told him that he has that too and that he got his from his father and his father had to have surgery to remove it. This dr. said that maybe him and my dh will have to have surgery too, down the road, but then maybe not need it too. It just depends. Maybe I'm talking about the wrong area, but extra bones can sure be a problem! Good luck to you!

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COUCH2ROAD_LIZ 10/22/2014 11:54AM

    Oh wow! I've never heard of that before. I hope those braces do their job!

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Spark Activity Tracker is Cool!

Friday, October 17, 2014

Got my Spark Activity tracker in the mail today. Did an extra 20 minutes on the bike to see if its working properly. It is! What a cool little gadget and I got it half price. Can't beat that. I'm hoping it will continue to motivate me.

My son is a great motivator. We are working out together. He's being very encouraging. He's 12, so it's amazing that he's sticking with me. :D

I have got to get this diet and exercise thing under control despite my RA. Now I'm pre-diabetic thanks to the steroids I had to take to get the RA pain under control. I will not be diabetic. I will not take more pills. I will not have one more thing wrong with me.

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CYALE76 10/19/2014 4:08PM

    I just got a spark tracker as well and I LOVE it. It is very motivational !!

You can do this emoticon

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LISALOSING52 10/18/2014 5:52AM

    It's great that your son is working out with you. That is the best motivation. ;) I was debating on getting the spark tracker. Thanks for the endorsement. I'll have to get one if they're still available.
I too have the RA so I know it can be tough. Take each day as it comes and make the best choices you can. Good to see you again.
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A New Day

Monday, January 07, 2013

I've had a couple of better days pain wise and it has really helped my attitude. I'm not there yet by a long shot but it's so much better than it was.

That's the thing with RA. It flares and goes. You never know from one day to the next if you will be able to do something.

But today is a good day and I'll take it!

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CM_GARDNER78 1/8/2013 12:10AM

    Glad you are having a good day!! You take what you can get.......


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LISALOSING52 1/7/2013 5:37PM

    I'm glad you're having a better day. we have to take 'em when we get 'em, that's for sure. I hope you've enjoyed your day.

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_LINDA 1/7/2013 2:55PM

    So sad, so true! Got to make the most of your good days, enjoy!

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SEATTLE58 1/7/2013 1:07PM

    I'm so happy you're having a good day with your RA! To tell you the truth, I'm crying right now with my pain today. I just had to tell another RA victim, because they understand like noone else can! Let's hope that we can have more better days than not.

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I made it through...

Thursday, January 03, 2013

Another day in RA hell. I had no idea the pain could be so bad. When I was diagnosed 2 1/2 years ago it was painful, but nothing like now. It takes my breath sometimes it is so severe. It is so frustrating to not be able to do what you want to do because of pain.

If you pray, please pray for me. I need a break from this pain. It's all I can think about and I haven't had a good night's sleep in 2 months.

Sorry for the whine. I try to be positive but tonight I needed to let out my frustration with this ridiculous disease.

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_LINDA 1/7/2013 2:59PM

    Two months is horrible, your Dr. is not looking after you properly if its been left that long -they should have given you adequate pain meds, tried new ones or upped your current RA ones. You need very agressive care so the disease doesn't spiral out of control and start the bad changes to your joints. The pain is bad, but suffering the damages is even worse. Be proactive and get after your Dr. for help.
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CM_GARDNER78 1/4/2013 8:01AM

    I will pray! I'm sorry that you are going through so much pain! I hope you find something that helps it to subside..... :-(


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SEATTLE58 1/3/2013 10:50PM

    Oh Kimmy, I'm so sorry that you've had so much pain today and for really, all the past days, for that matter! Us RA people have to go through so much pain and agony every day it seems. It's called chronic pain and I hate it like the plague! I'm hoping that my Enbrel will start kicking in any day now! I have the redness at the injection site now, so that's proof that it's in me now for 4 injections in 4 weeks. Those 4 weeks of injections cost us $2500, so it better start working! Maybe you need to get your meds. changed up again?! We all know what flare-ups are, so maybe that's all that it is and it will pass on by real soon for you! There's nothing like those that have the same thing to know kind've of what each is going through. So sweetie, hang in there and I'm hoping that your pain will subside soon! When I get that bad too, I take a good, long soak in the tub! Ya!!!! emoticon go to you and alot of them too!


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