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9/3/2013 Slowly improving and looking forward

Tuesday, September 03, 2013

I switched to Pantoprazole and it is helping more than the generic prilosec. Also, I have stopped eating during the 3 hours before bed. I only notice the symptoms of silent reflux on waking and when I stray from my allowed foods. I am so motivated to slowly lose another 10 - 15 pounds and get off the medicine.

My knee gave me some real trouble with swelling and pain from riding my exercise bike, which has never been a problem before. The doctor thinks it's arthritis and recommended a knee wrap and icing after exercise. So I'm back doing my Jazzercise tapes and enjoying them. It helps to hang out with The Cats on the Summer Challenge.

Diana Nyad, at 60 years old, really inspires me to keep this up. I won't be swimming to Cuba, but I will be able to be my best.
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  • CAROLYN0107
    I'm glad you're improving. Sorry about your knee pain but I'm glad you've found an exercise that you can do. I keep walking.... which is getting easier. My left leg swells all the time though. Dr. said it would. Some days it swells more than others. But I am walking!! emoticon
    2234 days ago
    I wish you all the best in your efforts to lose those last pounds and get off the meds. I can relate to the knee pain, too. I love my exercise bike, and walking the hilly country roads around my home, but I have to be very careful of my knees. Ice whenever they hurt really helps. I've been thinking of breaking out the old Jane Fonda video just for variety. I really enjoyed the Zumba class I took this summer, but don't have time now that the work year has started. Anyway, you're right, we don't have to swim some ridiculous distance to be the best we can be!
    2234 days ago
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