Apparently, it's not RA
So, I went to see my doctor today and he's decided it's not RA that's giving me the pain in my scapula and rib cage. He thinks I've either strained a muscle or cracked a rib. He sent me for x-rays so we'll see (I guess). He's determined this ... Read more
Oh, the guilt....
I've been off work since Friday because of a flare. I started the drive to work Monday morning and again this morning because I know I need to get back there but the longer I'm awake, the more pain that I feel. It's so hard to know when it's t... Read more
I love GREEN TEA!
It's been awhile since I've posted. Re blog title, I've been drinking a lot of green tea because I heard it was anti-inflammatory and I truly believe it is. I've been having a flare in my rib cage and shoulder blades since May 30th and on the ... Read more
Finally some nice weather...
We finally had a nice day today - mostly sunny and around 68. I weeded and mulched my gardens finally and then I went and bought $275 worth of plants. Yikes! I'm planning on planting them tomorrow.
- 3 raspberry plants (ea... Read more
Happy Birthday to Me!
Yes, it's true. Today I turn 48! My, that is starting sound old! Good thing I know that age is only a number. Mentally, I feel about 35 and physically? Well, some days, I feel 85 but today, I probably feel about 60 'cause my left knee is bo... Read more
I Need Help
Today was my weigh-in day and I gained 1.9 pounds, which makes me heavier today than I was at the beginning of April.
I haven't exercised since Saturday because of sore knees but I've been eating okay (or so I think) so I'm not really sure ... Read more
In the past few weeks, I've regained old friends who I thought I had lost forever. One was a Spark Friend, who dropped out of sight last December because of computer problems and one is a work friend who was dealing with some personal issues an... Read more
Water is Good
I've just returned from a 3-day conference where I didn't drink nearly enough water. I had a headache from about 4 p.m. yesterday until about 4 p.m. today. Since about 2 p.m. today, I've drank two cups of water and 4 cups of green tea and lo ... Read more
Weekly Weigh-in and Other Updates
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 a... Read more
24 Years Ago on the 24th of March
I got married. And, oh my, I'm a different person now than I was then and I'm so glad.
That day, I was a nervous wreck. My parents even let me smoke in the house because I was so nervous.
I got married in my parents' livingroom with ... Read more
I can't remember the last time...
I cried while reading a novel. But, it was so sad...
When he came back and settled in beside her, she reached up slowly, traced the outline of his lips with the tip of her finger. "You first ravished me on the floor in front of a fire, re... Read more
Dr Appt Update
Well, I had a bad 3½ day flare last week and I've had two bad days this week (yesterday and today). Since, March 7th, I've been keeping a pain diary and I printed it up nicely and took it my doctor's appointment with me.
He's agreed that I... Read more
This Week's Weigh-in
I'm down a whole point 2 pounds (.2)! WooHoo!
But, I should be grateful it's not a gain since I haven't exercised or kept track of my food since Monday.
I've had a terrible week, pain-wise. I've been suffering from a flare in my rib ... Read more
I've never seen so much snow that has fallen all at once in my life! I was just amazed that it could snow for so long! I've put some new photos in my gallery showing the snow for those of you who didn't get to experience it. Thoughtful, eh?... Read more
My Weight Loss Ticker
I've changed my start weight to the weight that I was when I initially started trying to lose weight back in 1998 to remind myself how far I've come. Last Saturday when I had to weigh myself for the start of my challenge, I was over what I sta... Read more
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