I was bopping along feeling good except for the gout. My lab work numbers had improved, except for the high uric acid...
So I was put on a 6 day regimen of prednisone. It got rid of my gout.
BUT two weeks later I am having aches and pains.... Read more
What to do from this day forward
My plan for health.
Basics: I will eat no sugar. I will eat mostly vegetables. I will drink at least 8 cups of water a day. I will walk on the treadmill at least 15 minutes. I will only eat meat (chicken or fish only) twice a week.
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The Gout Experience
May you never have gout! It is painful and you cannot stand anything to touch your foot in the beginning stages. Plus you have trouble walking.
I have had gout since November 13 and went to my doctor who referred me to a rheumatologist. ... Read more
My Christmas Wish List
I have realized that the older I get what I really want for Christmas cannot be purchased with money.
Good health is at the top of my list every year.
Love between family members is another Christmas wish.
For everyone to know the... Read more
Sleep, Stress ... And Maxine!
I had a bit of problem getting to sleep last night. I was thinking about the stress test I have on Wednesday, holidays, you name it. Today I figured that Maxine always has the answer, so enjoy!
The Best We Can Do Is All We Can Do
Have you heard if you cannot run, then walk, if you cannot walk, then crawl, if you cannot crawl, then pray?
There is always something we can do to improve.
The goal for some is to lose weight, but good health should be the goal for all of u... Read more
I turned 64 yesterday. Birthdays have never bothered me. What bothers me is not being healthy. I would love to live a long time, but only if my health is good.
At church we had a special service for Veterans Day, it was touching. Our pasto... Read more
The Strong Survive
I have been through many things in my many years on earth. I have almost died at least three times, but I am still here.
After last week's visit to the ER, I feel so much better this week. I even have more energy! Isn't that amazing? I am ... Read more
Not Giving Up, Not Giving In
Having got off of meds just two years ago, here I am again taking more medications.
After weighing the facts, it is better to take them for now. I have realized it is not the end of the world to take more meds. Medical researchers are busy... Read more
Once Again The Good With The Bad
I had a little set back last night. I had to go to the ER with very fast heart rate and shortness of breath.
It was atrial fibrillation, something new for me. The first thing they told me is that I would have to go to the hospital.
In the ... Read more
Free Spirited Style At Any Age
I lead the Beauty Over 50 team, so of course, we have our fashionistas on the team, me included.
You read the articles, what to wear over 40... over 50... blah, blah, blah.
I say have your own style, whatever your age and be comfortable in y... Read more
So Proud Of Myself ... ?
Today I still have gout pain, but for the first time in a LONG time I have energy!
I am drinking this product, but that is another story.
I cleaned out the refrigerator, cut up veggies and put them in containers, washed everything down and e... Read more
What to do while recuperating
I have gout yet again. This time I got a prescription because the pain was too much to bear. I have had little sleep in two nights.
Today is better! Pain is still there, however and swollen foot.
So I am catching up on my reading.
I rea... Read more
Maintaining My Positive Attitude
Oh how I have missed aqua fit Friday and today! I have gout and my foot hurts, but I am still active.
I went to church yesterday and out with friends. I read last night and this morning.
Later I am doing chair exercises.
Dh wants me to... Read more
What I Wish People Knew
The world is getting crazier, or am I just getting older?
I remember the days when you could trust people. Those people are now fewer and further between.
I remember the days when people would dress up, for funerals especially. At ye... Read more
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