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7/29/16 12:37 P

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We are getting rain and storms every day. It helps the heat some at least. I am still on plan. Tracking everything. In my carb and calorie range.

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7/29/16 9:27 A

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Ahhhh, everything's so happy around here too, with the adequate rains. emoticon emoticon emoticon

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7/29/16 6:32 A

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woke to a gentle rain...........aahhh finally my plants get a drink of water



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7/28/16 10:55 A

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Always nice to have a new fridge. I'm still on plan.

-American consumers have no problem with carcinogens, but they will not purchase any product, including floor wax, that has fat in it. - Dave Barry
-My doctor told me to stop having intimate dinners for four; unless there are three other people. - Orson Welles
-The food here is terrible, and the portions are too small. - Woody Allen

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7/28/16 10:28 A

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sounds like you have a game plan going on MORTICIAADDAMS, very good, I'll start again next week after I get my new fridge and can go shopping. stay cool everybody



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7/27/16 9:29 A

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It is a shame to see family farms disappearing.

It sounds like Tigger is enjoying his food too well. LOL.

I am doing fantastic on diet and exercise. I have not really gotten into the exercise part like I could but am consistently meeting my minimum goals. And my diet is so much better. I decided to stop expecting perfection and go for modest changes and they are working great!

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7/27/16 7:12 A

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I had to take my cat to the Vets on Monday, he is a handful, doesn't travel well, when the Vet came in he asked how Tigger was doing? I told him ok, he's a good hunter, we found out when he weighed him, he's up to 15 lbs, he's going on a diet too......have a great day



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Yes, he is an excellent vet. He was just coming on brand new, when we started farming, so he's the only one we've had, except for when he's been gone, and we get another one from the next town. This used to be quite the dairy area, and there's only 3 dairies left in this county. The other two are corporate dairies, with ours just being the family farm. So many are going huge and the family dairies are falling by the wayside.

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I still have the meat/cheese drawer left and all but one of the door shelves.

You must have a really good vet.

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Mortie, that's so good that you have good confidence in your exotic animal vet! That makes you feel good. Our local vet that takes care of our livestock and dogs, is also an exotic animal vet.

I cleaned our fridge out, just yesterday! It must be the cleaning-out-fridge, time of the year. emoticon

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7/26/16 3:10 P

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He has very impressive credentials as a bird vet so he is used to exotics. We are running out of options really.

I need to finish cleaning out my fridge too.

Edited by: MORTICIAADDAMS at: 7/26/2016 (15:10)
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-The food here is terrible, and the portions are too small. - Woody Allen

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7/26/16 2:40 P

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good luck with Porkie and Blocker and hope you have a reliable vet to take care of them.in the process of cleaning out the fridge........yuck, I'm glad I'm getting a smaller fridge



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7/25/16 1:46 P

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I agree with staying away from nightshades and gluten. It really helps my arthritis, especially the gluten. I don't eat a lot of nightshades like most people anyway other than paprika, cayenne, peppers, pimentos, and occasionally potatoes and tomatoes in salsa or ketchup. Gluten is a lot harder to stay away from if you eat processed foods.

I think some people are more hard wired to tolerate surgery than others and those people seem to have it happen to them more often.

My cat was a pest in the night. He would come in and lay on my face or get up in my face and purr while kneading his claws in my chest. Once he caught a mouse and threw it in bed with us while it was still alive.

My grandpa could not smell or taste and he was very thin,

I like this last fridge better than my old one.

Porkie and Blocker had their 4 week post op recheck and Porkie had to have dental surgery again. He is on antibiotics as one of his abscesses did not heal. Blocker is doing well. The new female exotic vet we found is already leaving so we have another one already. He wants us to help both of them gain some weight back.

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-The food here is terrible, and the portions are too small. - Woody Allen

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7/25/16 10:04 A

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And watermelon is so worth stealing!! emoticon Yum!

Enjoy your new fridge when it comes. That will be so fun for you!

Have a great week. emoticon

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I agree, my Grandparents had a small farm (6 cows) and did a lot of gardening, it was a lot of fun growing up at the farm, stealing watermelon when they were ripe, of course we had to help with the planting. my new fridge is coming fri. yeah. it will be hard not to buy anything that needs refridgeration



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Rotten cottage cheese! Phew!! That has happened in this house, when it gets tucked in the back of the fridge over time. Not a very pleasant sight to see! My DH has lost most all of his smell and taste, from over 30 years of farming. The ear, nose and throat Dr. thought it could be from a virus, but my DH and I think that it's got to be from the farming, with all the smells and dust from harvest time and all the dust from everywhere all over, in the country. Also, when the silos need to be cleaned out, that have some mold, to make way for new silo filling. He's gotten so sick in his head from those times. So I have to do the smelling of strange smells, etc. At times, I can smell smoke and know that our son would be burning the garbage, etc. It's certainly good to have all our senses, up and running. With taste, the food has to be real flavorful and he'll taste it, but otherwise he doesn't much. So he's lost weight because of it. Food wouldn't be so fun to eat if we couldn't smell or taste it!! Now that would be a way to lose weight, but certainly not very fun!!

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7/24/16 4:29 P

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the only sleep I lose over is my cat when he wakes me up 2-3 times a night to let him in to eat & then go back out. I had to go fridge shopping after Church today, it will be delivered this fri.
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I've heard of gluten and nightshades, but have never felt any different with trying it. Of course, Rheumatoid Arthritis is so different from Osteo Arthritis.

I think just about everybody has some fear of surgery. When I got so I could hardly walk, with my right knee, because of an injury when I was 20, I had say in it whatsoever. I either wanted to walk or not. So when it comes to a decision like that, it's just like getting so ill and have to go to the Dr. There's no question about it. That's my opinion anyway. I was scared when thinking about it and knew that it had to be done. But I also knew that I had to trust my surgeon and right away after the surgery, I knew that that old bone-on-bone knee, was gone. What a relief that was! So Gals, down the road, when something happens or just old age happens, and you need some kind of surgery, you'll be ready for it, because you can't live without it.

Take care and try not to lose sleep over it. emoticon emoticon

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7/24/16 7:19 A

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me too. when I went to the Kidney Dr. on Wed. I told him of the pain I was having on my left side and he said it sounds like Arthritis?? I asked him if there was anything I should or shouldnt be eating and he said no, not really!, I looked into it and found out to try to stay away from gluten products and nightshade foods. any truth to this??



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7/23/16 8:18 P

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I hope I don't have to have any surgery ever. I have always dreaded the thought of it.

Edited by: MORTICIAADDAMS at: 7/23/2016 (20:19)
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So sorry you can't do the squats, Mortie. We're all different with our RA, aren't we?!

I like doing squats, when I think about it. I need to post a reminder on the fridge or something. I don't mind doing them, because of this new knee, about a year and a half ago. There's practically no pain and my left knee is still good. My Ortho Surgeon told me that, these new knees will last 20 years now they feel, instead of the 15 years, with the older versions. I told my DH that I just may last more than 20 years, because I don't walk like a walker and I can't run, because of the new knee, so I don't do any marathons either. Well, the feet wouldn't allow that either I know!!

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Sometimes I can't do all of some exercises but I can do part of it. Things like squats are out for me.

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-The food here is terrible, and the portions are too small. - Woody Allen

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Me too, but I just can't even think about it, with having RA! I love the things I can get going with though. Recumbent bike, etc. emoticon

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That is so cool!! I would love to try Zumba!

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have a good weekend all, I'm off to my Zumba class, I pick up a Handicap woman(she's 44) and take her to Zumba also



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Walmarts never close but I wouldn't be surprised to see this one get new management and some new employees. They hire some seedy looking people. I feel sorry for some of the people who work there because they do all the work. Our Aldis here is great and we have a really great Krogers too. The other Walmart is about twice as far. The closest one is around 11-12 miles from us. All of the really good workers at the closest one don't seem to stay. They don't enforce any of their own rules.

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-The food here is terrible, and the portions are too small. - Woody Allen

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Oh wow, what a poor example of WallyWorld!! That sounds pitiful! I've never heard of a WalMart closing, but that could be the first. I usually go to Aldi's first, and see how much I can get, and then go to WalMart, and can finish up, because then I don't have quite so much walking. Aldi's vary with what they get in. My husband loves Aldi's brand of Golden Grahams, and they didn't get them in, that week. As far as I can see, WalMart doesn't have their own brand of Golden Grahams yet, and I'm not going to pay the $4-5 that the real Golden Grahams want. Maybe you'll have to go to the next county for good now! Is it a lot farther?

That's funny about what happens when the corporate people come in! Ha! It doesn't look like it does much good though! emoticon

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I wish our Walmart deli was like yours. I would imagine that our store is rated near the bottom of Walmart chains. They have more than sufficient help here. There are at least 4 people in the deli but 3 of them are usually standing around talking in a group huddle and one person is working. The one working is very stressed as the customers are peeved and the lazy workers avoid making eye contact with the customers. I'm not one to say anything but plenty of people do and they are right. I usually just go somewhere else to buy cheese and pay more. I worked as a boss for years and have no problems seeing the signs of goldbricking. The store is a mess from top to bottom. They have poor management. The bathrooms are disgusting. They have this woman who runs around with a clip board and appears to do nothing. They even have a woman who works there in the can good aisle who throws fits in the store, complete with dropping the F word. The checkers here are so slow. One of them comments on every item you buy and wants to talk about it. Another male checker is blithering about his personal life all the time and few people want to get in his aisle. When the corporate people come you can see the look on their faces and the look on the manager and employees faces as they get reamed out. Last week they didn't have hardly any bread at all and my husband eats 100% whole wheat bread. They didn't have any 100% whole wheat bread. I mentioned it to a clerk and they said they were overwhelmed because people are eating so much bread. LOL. One of the vendors was there and rolled his eyes. Totally ridiculous!! They are standing around talking on their cell phones.This week they didn't stock the shelves well at all so they didn't have several items that I buy, like mustard. This is every week. I'm lucky if I can get 2/3 of the things on my list. This week I only got a little over half of the things on my list. I can go to Walmart in the next county and get everything on my list. The bathrooms are clean. Minimal waiting in line. The Walmart here sucks.

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Sesame chicken does sound delicious. Yum! Hmmm, I wonder what I'll conjure up today that's low-carb. The last couple of days have been lower carb, and do I ever feel better. I know it's the way to go, and it's not easy in this life of ours, but it is possible, and I've proved that to myself!

We have deli's all over! Even at our little Casey's, here locally. Our closest WalMart Deli, is always filled with goodies. The people there run around like chickens. In fact, I know one of the employees there, and she gets tired by the end of the day! You know how businesses all over have signs out, that they're hiring. Well, jobs must be somewhat filled here anyway, because there's a lot of different faces. I know of another WalMart in a little further town, where my BIL works, and they have shelves empty all over, because they lack help! Just different areas, different situations.

Janice, I hope you continue to feel better and better! emoticon

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I hope your labs come back good! Sesame chicken sounds delicious. The delis here right now are changing. The IGA store was remodeled and there is less deli, the Kroger deli is closed while it is being remodeled and they are offering less selections, the Walmart deli is often worthless as the people that work in the one here are lazy and the cases are often empty.

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-The food here is terrible, and the portions are too small. - Woody Allen

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Thanks Karen, I'm doing better, when I went to the Kidney Dr. it was for my yearly check-up, he said he'll see me in a year unless something comes up with the blood work and I haven't heard anything yet, so keep your fingers crossed, I had to go to a meeting after work last night and didn't get out of there until 8:30pm, I had to get something quick for supper-didn't get a chance to eat earlier, went to local store and the deli was closing, I asked the young girl working if I was too late? and she smiled and said no, what can I get you?I opted for the sesame chicken, I kept thanking her because I know what it's like to close down and people still want stuff.I ate it cold when I got home, it hit the spot.thanks for letting me ramble, have a great weekend all



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It's definitely the time of year for salads and I'm enjoying them too.

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-The food here is terrible, and the portions are too small. - Woody Allen

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You can say that again. I hate cooking and cleaning up but my family love junk food but I don't so I have to cook and all I can do is pray that they won't eat what I have. When I make a salad for myself and I would love to save some they get into it and that makes me mad.
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We don't have a very good Taco Bell here. I don't like sour cream, guacamole, or ranch sauce either. I've very picky.

I'm glad you are doing so well. I seem to do better at this time of year for some reason. Maybe because it's too hot to stuff myself.

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-The food here is terrible, and the portions are too small. - Woody Allen

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Janice, I hope you feel better today, with seeing your kidney Dr. It sounds like you've really been through it. emoticon

Mortie, it sounds like you're right on track. I've been doing so good too, the last couple of days. Got to keep this going. I shopped for over 4 hours today. Walk, walk and more walk and feet are not very happy, but they're up and resting now! emoticon Wow, I have to tell you about a lunch I have discovered at Taco Bell. Which we call dinner, so that was my main meal. It's their Power Bowl and this time I ate it w/o rice and added more lettuce. It's absolutely delicious. Maybe you've already discovered it. Without the rice, it's 320 calories, 16 fat, 19 carbs and 25 protein. I had it with grilled chicken, cheese, lots of lettuce, reduced fat sour cream, guacamole, black beans and a salsa ranch sauce. Very yummy and will work in with my amt. of carbs for the day. emoticon

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It sounds like you were really sick! I'm glad it's over.

My doctor would be so pleased with me. I didn't think it would be this easy to get back to how he wants me to eat. And I don't even have to be perfect as he doesn't expect it but I'm eating the best I have eaten in 8 years. I wasn't eating all of that bad really but had carb creep and was not eating as healthy as I could. I am always amazed at how much better I feel when I completely get rid of gluten. I'm able to eat more food for the same amount of calories and carbs and get more nutrients in. I have to do this!!


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I fasted Sunday night for the Dr.s', my FBS on Mon. morning was 131 and when I got to the Dr.s my BP was 165/80 OUCH!!!! I couldn't wait to get home as I was feeling a stomach bug coming on, got home and hit the bathroom, nothing but dry heaves with nothing in my stomach, slept off and on all day and this morning I'm back to normal, my FBS was 112. now I'm thinking there is something wrong with my fridge when I put together my breakfast this morning and ate at work the cottage cheese was off so I picked out the walnuts that I added to the CC and ate my apple. I'm off to the Kidney Dr. tomorrow morning.I want to do a detox for my liver I'll check on that tomorrow. thanks for all the encouragement. emoticon



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I hope my hubby stays motivated. Most of the bad food comes in due to his sweet tooth but he is wanting to eat healthier now too. Every time I seem to get motivated to do better it is in July. LOL.

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Good for you, Mortie! We're two peas in a pod, with cleaning out the freezers. My DH is so happy. He hates paying for food we don't eat and I really do too!

We'll no doubt, be eating more out of the freezer for our meals today. And I'm like you too, with not going to replace the not-so-good food with not-so-good food!

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We are using up food too and much of the food we used up is not on plan and is not being replaced. I can't stand a lot of fat so I trim my meat up too. Good job on keeping moving. I am doing better too in every way.

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I'm so happy you have a good state of mind!! We're cleaning out our freezers now, so that's the problem. I made up BBQ pork spare ribs for dinner and some leftovers that weren't so healthy. Had a mixed lettuce salad leftover and I had mine with no dressing, so that was a win on my part!! In some ways. I wish we had never bought this 1/2 of hog. Wow, so fatty! I make it up with the fat on, and cut it off afterwards, but it still is fatty. I'll be getting slimmer one day, but it doesn't seem like these days. A day at a time! I've been working hard with hanging clothes on the line, with going up and down the basement stairs. I know that that is some good moving!! Ouch though!

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I'm doing much better now. My husband has a tendency to lead me astray but he is in a more compliant mood now so that really helps me. He eats much worse than I do in general but sometimes he lures me in. Not going to happen much any more.

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Janice, I hope you'll be just fine too. It's so good that you're going in, because things can be caught early, and what a difference that can make.

I know too, how carbs can creep in. Yesterday was too many, but today will be better and I can already feel it. I'm like you, Mortie, that I don't feel very well, after eating more carbs. Just bloated and more tired and sluggish! So if we remember how we can feel so yucky, that can help us to lay off so many carbs.

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I hope there is nothing seriously wrong with you. I feel bad a lot and have found that I feel so much better when I eat completely on plan. It is so hard to do though. I am having a rude reality check. I have been experiencing carb creep and it has to stop. I'm lucky it didn't cause me any damage yet. It will if I continue like this though.

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me too, I always wanted to try it, fasting this morning for my Dr.'s appt. hopefully he can find out why I've been feeling so crappy lately. did get a chance to mow my lawn yesterday without any branches getting me......



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I think it would fun to quilt. I hope you can do that again soon.

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Morticia, I'm sorry that your labs were not up to your expectations and it's so good that you're getting on top of it. It's so great that you're on a high level of functioning. Wow, I would probably be called "mediocre" at best. I still am so thankful to do the things that I can do. That makes me very happy with this Xeljanz, working so hard for me every day. It's just that my feet and hands, keep me back from so much that I'd love to do. I love to quilt and have a tough time with that, so I haven't done that in several years. I can't help on the dairy like I'd like to. At least do the bottling of the baby calves, but the ground is too rough and stony, that I know I'd fall. And then I can't hold the big bottles to feed them. I love to shop and can do that for so long!! Yay!! Lots of other things I'm so happy about doing!! Maybe I'll be able to take up quilting again, with my hands feeling some better. I've gotten so I do just go ahead and do things, like work in the flowers and yard for hours. I know that I'll suffer for a couple of days afterwards, but it's so worth worth it. I can do some things. Yay!! Thank you Janice, for the well wishes. You too!

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I am doing really well with my R.A. I know I have it but I am at a high level of functioning.

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wow you and Karen have been through quite a lot, when I was reading back through the posts,
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I had the advantage that my mom already had it so they picked up on it quickly. Mine was fairly dramatic. I was unable to bear weight on my left knee. I was in a wheelchair a month and a half and had to have P.T. every day.

Blocker, Porkie, and Runtster are all doing okay for right now so we are happy with that.

I got my labs back and most were really good. My triglycerides and a1c were not where I wanted them though so I have more work to do there.

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You are so lucky! My Rheumy told me that I'll never go into remission, because I've had RA so long. emoticon I know I have too. Oh my, for the pain and for the things I couldn't do, for at least 15 years before I was diagnosed. My family will vouch for that. Sad but true. Oh well, life is really so good! We love our dairy farm, I love our old farmhouse, our lovely family. And two loving dogs that love me and being joy to me every day too. They're true therapy!

I hope that Blocker's doing better these days. It's tough when our furry friends pass away, but it's also a part of life.

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I use Ben Gay when I have to too but I hate the smell. I'm really glad I responded to diet and exercise. I don't tolerate meds well. I have had some really long remissions, especially when I'm strictly on my diet. I'm going to be soon again.

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So sorry about your mom dying from those nasty side effects. I sure wish that I could be like you and be able to not be on this strong Xeljanz, but I know I can't. Wow, I can't even take any NSAIDS, because of possibly harming my liver. So when I hurt and ache more, I use Ben-Gay on those joints, plus a 1/2 tablet of Tramadol, which my Rheumy allows. I really don't think that fazes it!! I have warming patches that help me to sleep. I tried everything under the sun before getting so bad, that I had to go to my Dr. In fact, my Chiro. told me I better go and real fast. So I was diagnosed in 2008. I remember getting on the tapering Prednisone, starting at 60 mg. and down. I thought I went to heaven and back! I was on Methotrexate, Plaquenil and Prednisone and still hurt so much. I was on 8 mg. of Aleve too, to help, and it didn't. I was scared of the RA stronger drugs and didn't want to go through all the paperwork, to get the co-pay down, so didn't go on Enbrel until 2012. That never kicked in, so here came Humira and that was lovely and had to quit it because intestinal troubles and then Orencia and that was just 1/2 throttle and now Xeljanz. The way that I look at it is, I want a quality of life, the very best that I can get, so that's why I know I have to be on these biologics. I love working out in the yard and doing housework and going shopping or on errands, and I would just be curled up in a ball with pain, and that wouldn't be life. That's how I was before I got on meds. It was ugly!! So, we keep doing what we have to do.

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I was diagnosed at 38. I was on different things years ago as they usually tried a standard course of treatment before going to more powerful meds. I haven't taken any meds for a long time. My mom died from the side effects of meds for R.A. and her doctor advised me to take nothing. I control my R.A. through diet and exercise. If I get really bad I might take an Aspirin, a Motrin, or a Tylenol. Really bad for a long time and I might do a short run of prednisone. I just threw the last bottle away as I never used it.

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That's so sad. I know how RA travels. That's how they tell the difference between RA and OA,because it travels and then of course, the more depth of tests, as we know. What are you on now, if you don't mind me asking. I've been on Xeljanz now since April of 2015, and I'm probably the best I've been. The only side effect so far, are spots here and there and a rash on my face, that tries to behave anyway, and not spread any more! I've probably told you all this, but I appreciate the pill form of Xeljanz and not those nasty injections and IV's. I pulled a lot of weeds today and will feel it tomorrow, but we have to live too! I'm still on 2.5 mg. of Prednisone, and he's trying to wean me off it. He can't so far, but I hope with my next appt. in December. I've been able to stop all other RA drugs, so that makes me happy!

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I have been in a wheel chair off and on. The longest was a month and a half and it sucked. My R.A. is kind of weird and it will travel. Sometimes it hits my knees, sometimes my hips, sometimes my hands, sometimes my fingers. I think the fingers are actually the worst.

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