Thursday, October 23, 2014
If you have read some of my blogs, you know that I have some physical issues which get me from time to time. Well, these issues have been getting worse. I am sometimes torn between giving into the pain and taking it easier or fighting against the pain and making myself do more. I have found that I need to pace myself and not do too much any one day. It will take me down a day or two. Today a storm front is coming in and I am pretty miserable. I went back to the knee doctor Monday and had injections in both knees. The swelling is down quite a bit nw. I saw a new neurosurgeon Tuesday. He found that I have inflammation like bursitis in my sacroiliac joints, too. He gave me injections in both hips for the bursitis. I will go next month and have injections in my spine and SI joints under sedation. The last spinal injections did help some. My feet felt quite a bit better. I am feeling frustrated with my weight. It seems to be just bobbing back & forth between 5 lbs or so for several months. I tried avoiding wheat products to see if that would help with inflammation & weight loss. I didn't feel much difference. I am on a Facebook group for chronic pain & back problems and one for fibromyalgia. Several people have sworn that eliminating wheat, dairy and sugar has helped them immensely. I would like to try this but making a huge lifestyle change like that will be really hard! I love cheese, bread, ice cream, flour tortillas, half & half in my coffee and so many other yummy things like that! I need some strong will power for this! The extra weight I am hauling around only makes my conditions worse. I guess after writing this, I realize that I have to make some serious changes to get serious results. I am going to start doing a bit more planning for meals and making foods that will help reduce inflammation and weight. I may make mistakes and reach for those comfort foods now and then but, it will be okay. I am going to start expecting things to turn around! I am worth the effort.