Wow, this is all really positive!!
I suppose i should add to this thread, shouldn't I
? I cut right back on sugar and chocolate a few months ago and have been able to do a lot more exercise than usual, thanks to the Humira. A few months ago I was on a walking stick several days a week and struggled to walk at all; now I can walk 3 - 4 km on good days and am even putting in a bit of cardio exercise too. I've lost some weight (the dietitian is impressed, seeing as I'm still on steroids) and am even gaining some muscle tone.
The bad news is that I'm still very tired a lot of the time and struggling to do more than basic housework and a bit of exercise each day. I'm trying not to get impatient because it's still more than I could do a few months ago, but I find the fatigue hard to cope with and I get quite lonely because I don't have the energy to build a social life.
Social life & mood is in the too hard basket at the moment. Right now I'm attending to my physical fitness and I can *see* progress there. My theory is that if I can improve my fitness I might have more stamina, and maybe then I'll be able to have a social life.
And now I'm off to do the chores. I'ts 3.30 pm and I'm only just starting to wake up... and now I have a bed to make, a house to tidy, and dishes to do. *sigh*
Ivy, in an exhausted and fibromyalgic slump this week.
PS. Jo, I actually wrote your letter today!!! I'll try to post it this week.
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