Thanks all!! I am just back from the gym --for cardio, I took my dogs for a long walk first (having a good bathroom day, two this am and that seems to be that!). I just don't feel ready for the elliptical yet, then when I got to the gym I did the weight machine circuit.
My daughter and I practically had the whole place to ourselves, so I just took my time, used low weights. I took a Tylenol when I got home to ward off aches tomorrow. I will go back for another easy workout on Sunday, then try to go a couple of times next week. If I stick with this for a couple of weeks I'll step up the weights and maybe add some cardio at the gym, but I am thinking through the pleasant Fall weather I may as well keep my cardio workouts outdoors. I'll have happy dogs at least.
Landcruiser, the Remi infusions got just about all my colon into remission, my GI says I'm just down to the last 8 cm, and the targeted medicines ought to help. He also said there's no risk of overdoing the Rowesa or Canasa, so I used a suppository yesterday afternoon and when I used the enema last night I had absolutely NO problem keeping it in, I may do that again today. He said once the enemas get me to where I want to be I can switch to the suppositories to keep me there.
God I hope this lasts!!
46 yr old female, dx'd UC April 27, 2006; mild arthritis in lower back, dx'd May 2008; Osteopenia dx'd 6/08
10 Remicade infusions: 7/21/07; 8/18/07; 10/13/07; 12/15/97; 1/26/08; 3/8/08; 4/19/08; 5/24/08; 7/5/08; 8/15/08, 9/26/08; Current meds & supplements: Lialda, 4 tabs in the morning; Xanax as needed (rarely); Tylenol Arthritis Formula or Tramadol as needed for arthritis pain; Rowesa; multivitamin w/folate; Culturelle; Fish oil capsules, calcium chews and/or Tums; Vitamin D;
Past meds: Prednisone 4/06-4/08; Entocourt EC; Asacol; Colazal; Venofer (iron) injections Dec '07; Imuran (extremely bad reaction 2/07); Protonix; Lexipro