Dang it's cold!
Mornin' ya'll! May it be a good one. Stay warm.
Welcome to all new members! Very glad to have you at HW.
At least I woke up in less pain than yesterday morning! Can actually get out of bed. Hey, I'll take what I can get. Sleep stunk last night. I hate when pain keeps ya up all night.
Had my Humira shot yesterday, I think that makes #10 so far. Wish I was one of those where it worked miracles within 4 weeks! Well, gotta keep hope.
Oh, for those cooking for the Holidays...tumeric, cumin, parsley are arthritis friendly! Especially for RA, they are good antiinflammatory spices! Throw in some extra virgin olive oil too!
I'm trying to make a RA and Crohns friendly holiday! Hah! LOL.
I'm sure my "Lactaid" and no butter mashed potatoes will be delish! (ick....yeah right!) LOL Talk about wall paper paste!
Yes, it is cold here too... was 29 with the wind chill this morning... I really need to get on the ball with this whole Thanksgiving thing... I haven't bought anything! Oops! Guess I'm going to the stores tonight huh?
Hope you all have a wonderful Thanksgiving! - Duck
Ducky and Erin - congrats on both your new "tidbits" of good news.
I'm having some issues w/my psorisis during the week and some pain - but took it easy as I could (difficult with the kids acting up while out of their elememt.) I did get some antibiotic for that UTI, which also doubled for my cold turning in to a sinus infection. Oy, my first night away was AWFUL! I felt like I was being strangled every time I laid down. I now also have one of those "other" female issues that often accompany a UTI and a 3 day treatment didn't seem to help.
Other than that the week was very nice! I really got to spend time with my family and do some relaxing. Erin - I'm sorry you over did it, I was in a lot of pain by the end of yesterday as well and couldn't fall asleep either! It is so hard NOT to when you have so many friends and family over for a good time.
To answer you question, Erin, I am not starting Enbrel until Jan. Doc was angry I had not started, but then said to wait until I see him again (and take 2 blood tests in the meantime) - if my wbc is normal and RAfactor high - he wants to start me on that new infusion drug for testing. Otherwise, I am to start Enbrel.
I hope you are feeling better. **
I actually should NOT relax.....I have got to buckle down and get a bunch of things accomplished, or at least started! The test will be actually focusing and DOING some of this stuff.
I am tired and still stuffy, but the horrible infection stuff is cleared up - so I don't feel like I'm being suffocated anymore AND I don't have to go to the bathroom every 3 minutes!
I'm sorry to hear about your bathroom time yesterday. What a pain in the...oh wait! I mean what a drag! Is it from WHAT you ate or just that you did eat? There has got to be some way this can get under control.....
Glad you had a good time as well - who cleaned the house for you afterwards!
Hey Craig -
Long time no see! I was wondering how the Tucson ride went... glad to hear that you are doing well and not crashing as much! You would be proud of me, I didn't wreck at all today! (does stepping off the bike count?) WOO-HOO! I do, however, have a nice bruise on the back of my left calf from the pedal hitting it... dang-it. Oh well...
So good to hear that you are feeling so much better and you don't have to take the MTX as much anymore... I am hoping to keep on with this fitness stuff and maybe be in the same boat as you sson.. I feel pretty good, as long as I can get my immune system to co-operate with me! I get going good for a while, then WHAM-O! I am sick with some type of infection. So far, so good... Has been 2 weeks and I feel great. Please don't feel bad in posting here when you feel good... It gives us all hope, that we will some day be in your shoes!
Well, I should go for now... keep riding and please keep in touch! - Duck
Good Moanin' Everyone!
Well, it rained all night again, lucky me! But don't feel too bad... huh, that's odd... anyways - hope you all are doing well! - Duck
I hope everyone starts feeling better! I'm so sorry to hear you are all feeling so rotten. Other than being wiped out, my joints are not doing too bad. Craig, always post, we love to hear how people are doing well - it gives us hope!
(Craig, you might want to stop reading at this point.)
Oreo, I have had some strange going-ons with my hormones. I had thought possibly it was due to the fact I messed up my system last Nov/Dec with birth control (and then had to stop completely) becuase I was sick. But, it's been almost a whole year now. I actually am every 3 weeks most of this year - yuck! With the occasional 4 and sometimes 5. Interestingly enough, I woke up out of a dream this morning with strange stomach pains and instantly thought, "oh no! It better not be!" Though, I'm not "overdue" yet technicall either!
I'm thinking we're all just "off" right now with all the sickness, meds, and holidays!
Typically, I take evening primrose supplements regularly to help the pain - this month, I haven't taken much. But, check w/your doc, it does help me a lot. I haven't figured out if my sudden increase in monthly problems are due to meds, age (i'm 35), or just bad luck after 2 kids - however, the primrose has been wonderful!