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After the Descent

Monday, October 19, 2020

I know I've been gone a long time. Having one health crisis after another. Many hospital stays. I 'm trying now to get a grip...I found to my horror that one of my new medicines causes weight gain. I had noticed a constant stomach growling and feeling ravenous...very similar to steroid hunger. The good thing is that I rarely can eat even half a meal serving. That has been a gift from God and it has kept me from totally blowing up.

So, I haven't weighed myself in a few days...Not sure how much damage i've done. Right now, I just got out of a long hospital stay and am trying to regroup.. In the hospital I lost 3 lbs. but probably have regained that and then some. I really MUST defeat this hunger and stinky mental attitude and get back with the program. I am incredibly weak. I can barely make it --with Hoffstrand crutches--up the few steps into dad's house...and dad had made those steps for my mom---who also had RA. The steps are very shallow...maybe half the normal height of steps and I almost fell down them several times yesterday.

I am seeking wisdom, encouragement, and kindness. I'll be up front about feeling the need for all of that. Any advice also that you can offer from your own experience --about getting back on the Healthy--Eating horse you had fallen off of. Any suggestions? hints? I know I need to weigh myself today and that will either boost my morale or squash me flatter than a bug on a car window.. But it must be done.

And friends.....if you are on speaking terms with Jesus, please pray for me. I just need to get my life back together. It has been a hellish year especially the last 3 months.

Addendum:: I just weighed myself and have gained one pound since arrival at dad's. One pound is manageable. Thank you , Lord!

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    Welcome back, and my advice to you is.... be kind to yourself, Sister! Give your body time to rest and heal as it needs, choose healthier foods in the meanwhile. Don't rush it. I hear that you're very worried about weight gain but sometimes life just makes us need to take a little pause.
    31 days ago
    34 days ago
    So glad you are at your Dad's and out of the hospital. Take it slow and find just one thing to focus on. That's what I'm trying to do. It seems to be helping. Take care and hope you get your energy back and then some more.! Hugs!!
    34 days ago
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    emoticon So sorry to learn of all of your most recent pain and need for hospitalizations. You alone know what you can manage, so I would advise that you listen to your body and act accordingly. Be careful and take care! emoticon
    35 days ago
    Welcome back
    35 days ago
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