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Coping

Saturday, April 25, 2015      4 comments

I am feeling better when our weather is milder. I got out to play golf on Tuesday. I did well. I get very tired. I will need to give up some activities at church. I cannot be dependable when I have a flare or back pain. I am working ... Read more

Golf and RA - post surgery

Thursday, April 16, 2015      6 comments

I have worried about golfing, RA, and post abdominal surgery. My surgery on Jan 17 restricted me from exercise for 2 weeks and then with modifications for 6 weeks. My personal trainer, Lisa Leayman, was masterful and helpful in my recovery. ... Read more

Recognizing change in me

Sunday, April 12, 2015      7 comments

I am accepting the challenges that lie ahead for me. Bob has been ill most days. His stomach is finicky. Sometimes restaurant food appeals more. I relaxed the number of meals that we eat at home. I still order healthy foods when I am out. ... Read more

Keeping calm

Wednesday, April 08, 2015      7 comments

I am diligently working on taking things in stride. I heard a speaker in January who reinforced that we are defined by our passions and not by our illness. I made a poster and have that near my desk. Last night I practiced some art therapy. ... Read more

Hope for less pain

Saturday, April 04, 2015      7 comments

I am hopeful for lessening of pain. I have spent time with yoga and tai chi at home. I have plans to exercise for 30 in the morning, 60 minutes with cardio and/or strength, and 30 minutes of yoga in the evening. I am eating fruits and v... Read more

dear people in my life

Thursday, April 02, 2015      9 comments

Today I ran into a person who is so dear to me. I have not seen him for almost a year. I am reminded how I need to reach out more to those who touched my life so deeply. I made several friends in my retired group. Those friendships carried m... Read more

Working on the positive

Tuesday, March 31, 2015      5 comments

emoticon Tulips are beautiful. I always order a batch for Easter and look forward to planting the bulbs for renewe... Read more

Snaggles needs more time

Saturday, March 28, 2015      7 comments

emoticon Snaggles makes me smile. He loves to tackle my ankles and run after me. He is eager for his food and sna... Read more

Workshops, planning, board meetings, and more

Thursday, March 26, 2015      3 comments

I am feeling better, but watch how much I try to do in a day's time. Several of my passions involve my volunteering. I still work with the retirement workshop for retiring members of the community college, career and technology centers, the in... Read more

Resilience and Hope

Sunday, March 22, 2015      5 comments

I endured a rough winter with much snow, ice and cold temperatures. I also had surgery and numerous health problems. Hence a publication headline jumped out at me. Resilience and hope! The quote that turned me around is this. "Life stre... Read more

Snow melted - Sunny Day

Saturday, March 21, 2015      5 comments

I felt better in attitude today with the sunshine and the melting of yesterday's snow. I want to walk outdoors and not have to bundle up. I felt energetic. My helper and I got the groceries. She put them away for me. It is amazing how... Read more

getting more rest

Thursday, March 19, 2015      7 comments

I am trying to pace myself better and get more rest. I do feel better. I'm staying on a healthy diet, doing gentle yoga, meeting with my trainer, and swimming. emo... <a href=Read more

More pain makes exercise harder

Tuesday, March 17, 2015      5 comments

My pain level is much higher recently. I am working out using the Back in Action DVD and working with my trainer. I get fatigued. I am cycling on my home spin bike for 15 minutes daily. I am using paraffin treatments, massage, and topica... Read more

Learning to accept what I cannot change

Saturday, March 07, 2015      5 comments

I have reached a stage in my life where arthritis requires more modifications in my daily routine. I am grateful for my housekeeper, Lori. I am grateful to have a snow remover and coach in Ian. I am also grateful to have a landscaping service... Read more

Winter wonderland

Thursday, March 05, 2015      6 comments

I live in Pennsylvania so wind chills of -20 are new to me. There is so much ice and snow. As a person with RA and OA, my joints are aching. Frequent naps and heat are super. I am sending you this picture in case YOU live in warmth. Read more


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