Hi all. I hope everyone had a nice Easter holiday. I enjoy cooking, but not for large groups--I don't quite have the knack for that, but we always end up going to my SIL's house for Easter and Thanksgiving. Personally, I would love to go out to dinner for Easter, and maybe even Christmas, but you can't replace family, huh?
My hands are now acting up. They started throbbing over the weekend, and now I can't even twist the tops of the jars--forget my medicine bottles. Only thing that helps much is a heating pad. I should get some electric mittens. I remember my rheumy telling once that playing a piano (if you play, that is) is good for your finger joints. The rest of me is still sore and stiff, but my hands are bothering me the most these days. Had my ct scan done on Friday, and I see the ID doctor on thursday to get the results. I suppose i could pick up a copy of the films and report by tomorrow, if I really want to know. I think I will, just because I don't always trust doctors. They tend to keep a lot of info. to themselves.
Erin, I've decided that I'm going to try to ease into the Maker's diet. There are certain things that I'm just not willing to give up right now (e.g., diet soda, caffeine, cous cous--since it's the only thing I can eat right now). I figure if I eliminate one thing every other week or so, then I'll officially be on the diet in about 6 months :) Seriously, though, I plan on eliminating a lot of carbs, like breads and cerials, etc... I'll actually eliminate a lot of meat as well, since I'm not that crazy about it to begin with. The only thing I'll have a really hard time with is potatoes. I could live on baked potatoes, and they're very easy on my poor stomach. But who knows? Maybe I can eventually give those up too.
Hope everyone has a great week.
Current dx: Rheumatoid Arthritis
Suspected dx: UCTD/Early Lupus
Current Meds: Enbrel, Plaquenil, Aciphex, Ultracet, Zyrtec, Allavert-D, Zantac, Tylenol PM
Past Meds: Relafen, Vioxx, Mobic, Voltaren, Sulfasalazine, Entocort, Prednisone, Humira, Reglan