I posted a week or two ago that my rheumy had ordered lots of blood work to find out what was going on with me. Wed. I went in for a B-12 shot and an injection of Kenalog and learned that my labs were all normal except for low Vit. D and low white blood count. That's great news. Right after that I flew to Denver to take care of my 4 mo old grandson for 5 days. My right foot is still hurting from surgery that entailed a rod being placed in the bone of my big toe, bone removed from my heel to be grafted in my big toe, and another 4 inch incision to remove 2 neuromas; and my right thumb, elbow and shoulder are hurting more than usual from what I think is tendonitis. Anyway, with those problems, my fibro pain which has climbed up to about an 8, and my arthritis, muscle weakness and joint pain from lupus, I was excited about seeing this little guy but concerned that I might not be able to take care of an 18 pound baby all by myself.
I have to tell you that after a few days I'm absolutely exhausted, suffering from lack of sleep, and I want to amputate my foot.
BUT, the fibro pain in my thighs, arms, shoulders and elbows is all but gone!!! I believe that it's all the exercise I've been getting. Maybe that really does work! I haven't worked this hard in more years than I can count! And I worry so much about my lupus flaring that I moderate my activity, but maybe I've been doing it all wrong these past few years. Believe me, nothing except this precious little guy could get me to work this hard. I know I did it when I had my own babies, but I wasn't 60 years old.
So maybe this will motivate me to ramp up my exercise when I get home.
And P.S., little Ben is a precious little thing.
SLE, fibro, renauds, restless leg, hiatal hernia, double vision, migraines, costocondritis.
plaquenil, neurontin, synthroid, triamterene, actonel, niaspan, lunesta, cymbalta, vitamin D, Calcium, Multi Vit.