I'm here, I'm here!
Hope you are all well. My joints are hanging in there. I'm slowly trying to get some exercise and movement back in my life. It's only been a week and nothing specific (I'm not actually 'working out' yet, but I'm doing things that are getting me exercise almost daily, even if just a little). It's actually making an improvement on how I feel at night. I'm once again (for the 200 and 50th time, I'm sure) saying "enough is enough" and am attempting to get some handle on my life - weight, home, time, etc. I always get sidetracked with flares, illness, or something. I'm taking baby steps and trying to stay positive as everything is totally out of control after so many years of neglect. Since working, things have gotten so much worse, even quicker than before!
I'm a bit bummed I didn't start on this before the kids went back to school, but I won't let that stress me out and I'll just take it one day at a time, right? I also have a little bit of support from a few different friends on the weight loss/exercise aspect of it all - 2 friends near home who want to walk with me 2 days a week, and another at work who wants us to morally support each other with will power since there is so much food all the time there. Hopefully both will help. What a viscious and miserable circle this has been...the autoimmune/joint issues caused all the weight gain and now the weight gain is causing more issues....it's pathetic.
Time will tell....let's hope health and joints stay in shape so I can finally make a positive dent...my psorisis is starting to act up, I hope it stays at bay, but my hands are starting to itch and hurt really bad, so is my scalp - not a good sign, but I'm doing what I can to keep the breakout at bay (it hasn't happened, yet - thank GOD!) - and, keeping positive. Any suggestions? I'm using Cetaphil, Gold Bond Ultimate, and whatever else I have handy on my hands & arms. T-Gel on my scalp. As embarrasing as the psorisis is, it's better than a joint flare....but I'd rather avoid both! ****
Greetings from soggy, drippy, moldy Florida....I think I am being to mildew! Seriously, we have been most forunate to have dodged the worst of this terrible storm..we've had rain, but nothing too bad. Our son lives on the other side of the state, right in the middle of where all the flooding has been the worst...thankfully, he and his home are fine, but many are not. Now they are warning us about a couple more systems in the tropics...such is life during hurricane season. Don't know which part of me hates the weather fronts worse...sinuses or joints, but I think it's a close tie. Otherwise, not in bad shape for the same I'm in lol (that would probably be round!!).
Sure do hear you, Camama, wish we could find a pill that gives us willpower....wouldn't THAT be nice!! Haven't done much exericising at all myself, lately...had some issues with the management at the gym Iwas going to. mainly their horrible treatment of an elderly lady there, so my friends and I left. Just can't put my money into a business like that. So...just found another place to go, not far from home, so going to get started again this week, hopefully. If I could just control my horrible sweet tooth, I would be ok! Anything sugar-coated or chocolate covered within a mile radius just isn't safe around me...I'm absolutely terrible about my diet.
How is everyone else doing? Thinking of all of you and sending hugs your way,
I found a wayy to save money on meds! I'm sure that you already know about the $4 meds at Walmart, but I had not thought much about it. The first time I went none of my meds were covered- and I never go to walmart. (I like family run stores better, and Mijer supports my church, so I shop there for what I can't get elsewhere) Today I went to check out the expanded med list and found that 4 of the 13 scripts I have I can get for only $4. This saves me at least $24 a month. If you haven't yet, check out the expanded discount script list, it may save you money!
By the way, my PSY doc agreed to wean me off of cymbalta- a med that I can't get in generic form. In a few months I will be able to cut an additional $25 off my monthly script budget. She says as I wean off of it I should only have a little bit of weepyness and lightheadedness and it should only last a week or two.
I hope everyone is doing well today.
Camama...Thats okay! My highschooler is on a trip in the mountains with his class..sent an entire bottle of sunscreen and I can guarantee he will come back with a sunburn..it never fails It's not cool to wear it you know
I'm so happy it's FRIDAY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
LOL Bear, you crack me up! So glad you finally sold your house!
Ducky, I hear you about life....ahhhh....my blood pressure has finally risen to an unacceptable point after all this stress I've been incuring for the last 15 months....I see the doc on Tuesday....wish me luck and that they don't put me in the hospital.
Hope all those storms dissapate before they hit any of you guys!!!! Take care.
Happy Sunday everybody,
Thought I would peek my head out from behnd the storm shutters long enough to say "hi". Sorry have been a way for a bit, between the hurricanes outside and the five little "tornados" I have inside during the week...it's been a little hectic around the homefront.
Not sure where the days(and weeks) fly to anymore, but boy, they do fly! No babies here anymore, all the kids I watch are officially toddlers, everyone is on their feet and in perpetual motion it seems. Makes for some busy days...like chasing chickens, or herding cats, or..you get the idea...they all go in different directions at the same time, and they do it FAST!
Watching football today...I love football season too, Ducky..but am in a bit of a quandry now, have to watch the Jets and the Packers I guess...cuz I still love Brett Farve..he's my guy no matter what. Never got into college ball that much, although I kind of like the Wisconsin Badgers and FSU for sentimental reasons.
We are all keeping a close eye on Ike...the next couple of days should tell how scared we need to be, really sets you on edge.. These storms are so nerve-wracking....praying it will just change it's mind, turn back around, and not hit anybody.....
ok, gotta go, halftime is over...will check in again later.
Hugs to you all!!!!
Post Edited (babyplace) : 9/7/2008 1:18:39 PM (GMT-6)
I need to moan.....massive headache....ow....pain...is it the antibiotics, my blood pressure, or just tweaked out of shape body? Whatever it is, it won't go away and it's making me nauseaus....
Congrats on the poetry acceptance.
I hope you all stay dry from the hurricanes.