I look forward to seeing more posts on this topic, perhaps including my own, once I get fully started. I have had arthritis diagnosed in my knees for at least 25 years; did not cause much problem in the beginning, worsened slowly over the years to the point where I am creaky and have to take extra care on stairs, curbs, etc.
The real surprise came about a year ago with the sudden onset of problems in my left hip. Within 2 months, I was using a cane. The result has been increasing inactivity - which I hope to reverse.
I am trying to take appropriate supplements to reduce inflammation, then to reduce pain and hopefully nourish the joints. Had been used naprosin for the pain and inflammation (only 1 per day), but with Bromelain and another pill containing several enzymes, the inflammation seems to be under control, only take the naprosin on bad days now. Getting ready to start taking Sam-e with B Complex. Each added supplement has to be tested over several weeks, depending on impact on blood thinning medication, which I am also taking.
I am having a problem with getting moving. First you have to get looser than you are in the morning, and you need to know how much you can do before the reverse process takes effect - too much activity can make you stiffer and cause more pain. That little window of opportunity right now is rather small....... I will start with cycle - but can only do 5-10 minutes. Hoping to build up. Looking to loose total of 100+ lbs to be candidate for hip replacement. So far have lost 33.
One day at a time; slow and steady. I just wish I were more steady and that the weight did not come off so slowly!!
| Pounds lost: 43.0