It is day one, but the Penetex took away the stabbing pains that activity brought on. With that and the brace I went from moderate pain to no pain for 4 hrs. before I reapplied it. My Maxfreeze roll on I keep at work helps too, but it doesn't last more than an hr or 2. I will keep you posted, thanks.View Thread
Good evening everyone. I had another rough day today. I almost came home and went to bed. Everything was flared up. I came home and mowed one of my lawns. My wrist was horrible. It's a good thing my mower is self propelled.
After a shower I applied some of the Penetrex my wife found on Amazon, along with my new wrist brace. Now It feels much better. I am hoping to heal this issue at home but if it persists I will go in soon.
I woke to a frigid 36 degrees at 5:20 am. I had to wear my insulated Carhart jacket to work. By the time I got home at 2:30 it was 73. I do like the weather here in the summer, I just wish it would get here already.
I am wondering if nightshade vegetables are increasing my pain. They are said to cause inflammation. I have had quite a few peppers and tomatoes in the last few days. I am noting it in my journal to look for a connection. If there is anything I can do at home to keep the pain away I want to try it.
It is sunny out and I am feeling a little better. I think I might get a walk in. Have a good night everyone.
Good evening once again. It was a colder day here in northern MN. We had a few am showers and I don't think it got over 55. Quite a change from the 80 we reached yesterday. It is supposed to warm up again by Wednesday.
We had our long work day today this week due to scheduling issues. It's kind of like ripping off a Band-Aid by doing this on a Monday. It was a good productive day and I was home by 4:45, but as usual it kicked my butt. Christine talked me into doing our long walk anyhow. I won't lie, it was miserable physically, but it was still good to get out.
The rest of the week should seem easy after today. I am more cautious after overdoing everything last week. I'm hoping as time goes on I get wiser.
Mimi, I'm glad the grandkids were able to have fun with you.
Linda R, I understand you weather woes, summer starts Friday? We will see.
I hope you all get your much needed rest. Take care everyone.
Good morning everybody. Happy Father's Day to any others who come here for support. This has been a great place for me to find tools and help for what seems to be fibro for me. I appreciate you all.
I started to post yesterday and ran out of time. We threw the bikes in the truck and took the boys up to some very nice paved trails that follow the lake shore. It was pretty cold, maybe 55, but decent for riding. We ended up going about 8 miles and it felt good.
I am still recovering from going way overboard all week but I am starting to feel better. It is too easy for me to cross the line when the sun is shining. It was a long cold spring.
I am so lucky to have to great boys. Aden is 9, he is firey as his name means. He has a memory like a steel trap and can tell you everything about sharks and ships with incredible accuracy. Jonathan is 12. He is an old sole who does not like change. He is incredibly kind and gentle. Animals follow him around like they do to me:)
Good evening MImi, allergies are wonderful aren't they? I took Allegra, then Allegra D for a while then it quit working so I went back to Benadryl. I sneeze or itch here and there but not too bad this year.
Today was warm and nice again. Work was not too bad but I am still a mess. The wrist, back, knees, hands and feet are all very cranky. One day left and I may leave at 40hrs, at 11:30.
I did not go on our walk tonight. I was very slow going up a few steps so I figured I better sit it out again. Christine went with her friend. I felt bad not going with the weather so nice. I am hoping things improve soon.
I hope you all have a good night. Take care everyone.
Good evening everyone. It's a late post for me again, I was on last night and read the days post, but was far too tired to type. I went to bed and stared at the ceiling until 12.
Today was my long work day. I pushed a little too hard. I am hoping I don't wake a disaster. I strained my sore wrist pretty bad and thought I damaged something, but it improved. I was home 3 hrs late, an 11hr shift.
When I got home I tore into the neighbors wreck of a yard. They asked to borrow my new mower and I said no, but I would cut it for $15. That is dirt cheap when the grass is 2-3 feet high. It was the first time it has been cut. I knew how to get it without choking the mower to bad. Frustrated.
One that was done I had dinner and cleaned up. We went to the beach for a bit then ran to the store. When I finally got settled I crashed hard. My body is none too happy with me.
There is some good here though, we had an amazing sunset tonight and it hit 80 for the second day. When it's this nice I go outside for any reason I can think of.
I hope you all had a good day and have a great night. Take care everyone.
Good evening everyone. It was a nice day here today. By the time I got off of work I couldn't get myself to go inside. I had the boys help me stack wood for the fire pit. Now we should have plenty for the summer and fall.
Of course I did cross the line today. I was sore all day at work but wanted to finish the wood, then we hauled recycling. After I lit the grill, showered up, made dinner, cleaned up the kitchen, and took a bike ride with the boys. When the DW got home she wanted to walk, so we walked about 2.5 miles. About 1 into it I realized I was completely worn out. I'm hoping I sleep it of and wise up tomorrow. I have much less on the agenda.
Lou, the bat story reminds me of the street I grew up on. The tall elms made a canopy over the street and there were bats swooping down to eat bugs. I think of that and the move :The Great Outdoors".
I am dosing off so it is time to go for new, take care everyone.
It's a rare early morning post for me today. I was able to catch up on posts since Wednesday. It was absolutely beautiful yesterday. It was the second time I was outside without a jacket for part of the day.
We took a long walk in the morning and I cut the grass and one of my clients. We stayed outside all day. Today is supposed to be our turn for some rain.
I wore my self out by noon so I took it easy after lunch. We BBQed for dinner, and later some family over to sit around the fire pit under the clear sky. Aside from two attendees that were a little loud, it was very nice.
I have to try to get out before long and cut up some fire pit wood I get free from work. The rain is supposed to kick in after noon.
Good evening everyone. It's 47 and wet here. The perfect combination for how I feel. I was fortunate that I felt good through most of my long day today, and I was home by 4:15.
The DW was home with a migraine. The debilitate her for 6-12 hrs. She is doing better now. Being a long day for us both it is a good night to sit on the couch and relax. Thankfully, she has less of them now. I think no more aspartame/DIet Coke, and reducing stress helped her tremendously.
Mimi, I hope to have a couple months of 80's here. I'm sure I had my AC's in this time last year and I still have the heat on. If I have a heating bill for July we are moving! Lol. They are predicting upper 50s and lower 60's for the next week.
Linda, I feel better knowing it's not snowing here. Sorry for your cousin.
Mary, diet doesn't seem to help with pain but it can give you more energy and a better well being. I have tried it for pain symptoms and I have found no connection.
I hope you all have a good night. Take care everyone.
Good evening everyone. I have been on here reading but didn't get time to post until now. I have been feeling decent the last few days. Yesterday after work I was out mowing and cleaning up the yard. Later Christine, the boys, the dogs and I made it out for a shorter walk by the big lake.
Today I had to help my oldest sister's good boyfriend change the alternator on his little work truck. My long skinny arms work good for auto work:) It went pretty good and he drove off a happy man.
It is still silly cold here. We had two freeze warnings at night in the last two weeks. It's tough to get tomatoes growing. There are few flowers in bloom yet and the trees are just starting to get green. I am hopeful for warm weather soon.
I found a nice old truck and bought it on Saturday. I still have my Jeep for play, but It isn't the most practical daily vehicle. The truck is actually better on fuel and more comfortable.
Mimi, your a very good grandmother. I know you will create wonderful memories for your GD and the rest of your family with your big heart.
Missist, I hope you have a great visit with your family.