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ivy6
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   Posted 7/20/2010 6:25 PM (GMT -7)   
* appointments
* exercise - done
* stretch - done
* spirituality stuff - done
* make bed - can't do until my cat deigns to get off it :-)
* shower, wash hair and dress - done
* answer medical email

Try to:

* do dishes - done some
* do extra cleaning / tidying - done some
* do a small load of washing
* catch up with one / more people
* tlc for body

I think that's it for today. May add more later, when my brain wakes up.

Ivy.
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ivy6
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   Posted 7/21/2010 1:38 AM (GMT -7)   
* appointments - done. Ran over by several hours, so didn't get as much real-life stuff done as anticipated
* make bed - done
* medical email - half done (sent a word of mouth message; will follow it up tomorrow)
* caught up with LOTS of people
* inadvertently knocked another thing off my long-term stress list, thanks to appointment lady.
* did some craft
* played half a board game

Until bed:

* dishes (only have a few, fortunately)
* feed cats
* watch World's Strictest Parents *blush*
* bonus if I do more spiritual stuff / yoga / stretching / whatever

'night all.

Ivy.
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chocholic
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   Posted 7/21/2010 2:24 AM (GMT -7)   
Wednesday TLC

* get dressed
* polish the furniture in the living room
* do some tidying in my room
* maybe go for a walk/sit outside/something nice for ME
* finish my book

Ivy, is yoga hard? i've ben trying to do pilates but its abit hard cos i cant bend my spine properly. Its just very very stiff, so i need something easy to do that will help it unlock so i can work up to pilates. Could i learn to do yoga with a DVD?
Dx - Crohn's (2006), Depression (2010)
Currently - Humira fornightly, iron infusion weekly, B12 3 monthly, prenatal vits+minerals, 15mg prednisolone, calcium supplement, mirtazapine
Tried - aza, pentasa, questran, infliximab
No crohns' surgeries to date, Episcleritis for 3 weeks x 2, pains in hands, wrists, hips, lower back, knees and ankles

Allergic to Infliximab
Was at uni, but have paused the course to try to figure out my health!


ivy6
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   Posted 7/21/2010 3:10 AM (GMT -7)   
*snerk*

Well, put it this way: I'm doing yoga from a cd that SydneyJo (RA moderator) gave me, and one of the reasons she gave it to me (apart from the fact that she's a generous sweetie) is because it wasn't working for her with her health & arthritic issues. I can only do the warm-up and a few of the initial exercises, but am gradually getting stronger.

I think your best shot would be to see a physio and get set up with some stretching & general home exercises to help you unstiffen, and then maybe be checked every couple of months to see how you're progressing.

We can do that on our version of the NHS is Aus: can you do it there?

Ivy, total yoga novice :-). LOL.

ps. Might tai chi work for you?
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chocholic
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   Posted 7/21/2010 3:42 AM (GMT -7)   
I have had my back checked by a physio but they gave me a couple of exercises then had a follow up and they said my back was perfect again. Yeah right!! I'm up for trying anything gentle and stretching wise but have very limited cash at the moment. I need to do something to keep me moving and, maybe, fight some flab from the pred!!
Dx - Crohn's (2006), Depression (2010)
Currently - Humira fornightly, iron infusion weekly, B12 3 monthly, prenatal vits+minerals, 15mg prednisolone, calcium supplement, mirtazapine
Tried - aza, pentasa, questran, infliximab
No crohns' surgeries to date, Episcleritis for 3 weeks x 2, pains in hands, wrists, hips, lower back, knees and ankles

Allergic to Infliximab
Was at uni, but have paused the course to try to figure out my health!


ivy6
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   Posted 7/21/2010 3:47 AM (GMT -7)   
My favourite is an Aerobics Oz Style stretching video - if you're interested, remind me tomorrow (heading to bed now) and I'll get the name for you, and maybe you could find it online.

It's good, though: stretching for every part of your body, with bits of yoga and tai chi etc for variety; an hour long if you want a full workout, but good, too if you just want to stretch specific parts.

I go through periods (like now) where I feel very stiff and sore and find this and the yoga dvd very helpful: the rest of the time walking and other exercise, with the odd bit of stretching, seems to suffice.

Public medicine - got to love it at times... :-/

Ivy.
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inflamed
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   Posted 7/21/2010 5:12 AM (GMT -7)   
Address my son's announcements
yoga
ab exercises
walk
take daughter to the park
playdate in the afternoon
basic housework

bonus -- get to health store and start daughter on probiotics
Eat healthy myself
Mom to two healthy Pentasa babies. 6+ years remission, woo hoo!


Subzeromambo
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   Posted 7/21/2010 10:29 AM (GMT -7)   
* Found my long lost brother in Canada (he disappeared after his divorce five years ago.) through Facebook!!!!
*make some gluten-free chocolate chip cookies to celebrate
*just enjoy the day

Subzeromambo
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   Posted 7/21/2010 10:50 AM (GMT -7)   
chocholic,
There many different schools of yoga. Hatha yoga is best for beginners or for those recovering from an injury. I study Hatha yoga. Keep in mind that this is considered a practice rather than a sport so don't expect to be perfect just try to improve a little each time. Gaiam makes a good beginners DVD. As to tai chi or qui gong (pronounced cheegong), both are good forms of exercise. I prefer Qui Gong because it completely eliminated all aches and paines. unfortunately, finding a good teacher who isn't a bit nutty is impossible where I live. The tai chi center here is very strict about how many classes a student attends each week. It was too hard for me to keep up with during flares. So I ended up in yoga which has classes every 90 minutes throughout the day so I can drop in any time or just do it at home. My rock climbing son, 17, also studies yoga because it helps his balance and flexibility. I hope you enjoy it as much as I do. Namaste.

ivy6
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   Posted 7/21/2010 3:58 PM (GMT -7)   
Congrats on finding your brother, Namaste! :-)

What makes Hatha yoga best, btw? I wouldn't mind hearing more...

Thanks for your insight :-).
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NiceCupOfTea
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   Posted 7/21/2010 6:10 PM (GMT -7)   
Well, another day has passed... :-/

And I still keep on putting off the things I should do. I did manage to clear all my PMs except for one - I put that particular one off yet again because it involves the longest reply. The chap in question isn't always around (though he has been for the last few days) and is not the type to take offense if you don't reply for a while. And yet I feel strangely, irrationally guilty. So much so I will have to explain how guilty I feel in my reply.

Needless to say, I haven't done the thing which is weighing truly heavy on my heart.

I am beginning to get weighed down by stress, anxiety and guilt again. While I don't believe positive thinking can heal diseases or negative thinking cause them, I don't think chronic, unrelieved anxiety or worry can do you any good either.

My apologies for the emo post. I do feel slightly better for having got it out. I will reply to this chap and tell him I think I'm heading towards depression again (he'll understand that). I'll do the other thing. Anything else is just a bonus at this stage.

Btw, Ivy. I saw your suggestion in the Tuesday thread. I hadn't actually thought of that and it's a good idea. I'm not a great listener to things, though. But it may be worth trying to listen to something at bedtime. Or maybe to get a hypnosis CD of wildlife sounds or something - I dunno <_<.

ivy6
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   Posted 7/21/2010 7:46 PM (GMT -7)   
One good thing about books on tape is that they shut the brain up, especially when you're trying to sleep. I find them very soothing, but can only listen to certain "types", if you know what I mean. No murder mysteries or true crime biographies in this house!

NCOT, I know it's really hard when you're down, but please don't underestimate how much you're doing there. I, for one, think you're doing a fantastic job.

I wish you'd tell me what's weighing on you. Sometimes just talking about it can help...

Ivy.

ps. Have you discovered Quiet Earth's subliminal cds? They're really great: our library has them.
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NiceCupOfTea
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   Posted 7/22/2010 7:02 PM (GMT -7)   
*pops in* Hey :p

Thank you, Ivy. Appreciated, especially as I have been down an awful lot recently :-/

At least today I didn't really get much time to feel down, as I spent all day at my aunt's - I did the driving, there and back. Quite pleased with that, as I held up better to a long and quite tiring drive into north London better than I thought I would. Unfortunately, I have been ruminating for the past hour and that has made me feel down again :-/

I will email you tomorrow. I'll also google Quiet Earth's CDs. I'll also see if I can manage to answer a TLC thread at the beginning, rather than the end, of the day... <_<
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