Good evening everyone. It's nice and sunny here and a little warmer than yesterday at 42. I will take it. We have a storm on the way but the worst is supposed to be north and south of us.
The impending storm is killing me today. I hate to gripe, but good lord. It would have been a good day to stay in bed. I woke very sore and fatigued. I thought I had slept well but was showing no signs of that. I was somehow able to focus at work and push through the day.
I am waiting to hear back from my RH. I inquired about Sulfasalazine. This requires a urine and blood test every six months I believe. She suggested if my joints worsened I should try this next. I'm a little apprehensive.I rather not do anything but that is not going to keep me working. It's frustrating. I feel like I haven't done anything at all, yet I take three meds plus Aleve already.
On a good note, I an home, dinner was set up by the DW in the slow cooker, and we are all otherwise very good today. Things could always be worse.
Mimi, we just did the boy's room the other day. It is not my favorite for sure but the end results always make me feel better. They keep it clean, but ours and their standards are not the same. Try not to do too much at once!
Mel, I hope you feel better. 70's sound nice. I should get that here in May or June lol.
To all, have a wonderful night. Take care everyone.
Good evening everyone. It was a nice although cool day here on the North Shore. We had a pretty easy day. We had to shuffle the boy's room around and do some spring cleaning. They have to keep their room pretty clean, but once you move stuff things pop up. It was due, and we all worked together so it wasn't bad for anyone.
W took a short bike ride. The DW wanted a walk, but I am having a hard time walking more than a few blocks right now. I have to save what I have for work.
I e-mailed my RH to inquire about the next step in therapy. We have already discussed it at my last visit, but I wanted to wait and see a bit. I am having a hard time doing what I need to do now. Work has been tough to endure and I have little or nothing left. Home time has been nothing more than healing time. I want to do the minimal required to function as far as medication goes. We will see what she says. My Fibro symptoms have been fairly well managed, the arthritis is still hitting me hard.
Things are good otherwise. It was a nice day. The sun was bright and warm. We had an early dinner BBQ with friends so we didn't even have to cook!
Mel, kids sure can be picky. One of my boys is a meat and potatoes guy, the other likes raw foods and fish. The DW and I like everything. Usually, one is disappointed. I switch up the menu a bit and what I make is what they eat or they go hungry. They always eat, just not as much if not a favorite.
Mimi, good to see you. Sorry about all you are dealing with right now. This too shall pass. I hope it passes quickly.
It's spring? I am agreeing with Nan on this one. It's 18 right now at 8:30. We will have a cold weekend then warm back up some. There is no snow left here, but we are on track for 4-6" on Wednesday. It should melt in a day or two though.
I had a good restful day yesterday. That's a good thing. It was damp and cold, the worst combination for me. I have been fighting with my knee. I was on it little but kept moving here and there so it wouldn't get stiff. It is still sore and swollen. I am not sure what to do next with this problem. I will have to talk to my RH and see what she says.
Here's hoping you are all doing well today with little to no pain. If you are new here be sure to look up the tips and resources, as well as regular discussions to find things that can help you feel the best you can. Have your vitamin D checked. Most of the people in the US are deficient. Remember to pace yourself as much as possible to reduce flairs.
Happy St. Patrick's Say everyone. It was a fair day here. I had a project at work to do with a friend of mine. It went very well and we were done on time, the way things should go.
Once home I fell on my face pretty much. Heavy fatigue, needed a nap, but I fired up the grill for some pork steaks. It was windy, but warm enough. Dinner was good. I am very sore this evening. It doesn't often make sense. Tomorrow is a new day.
I hope you all have a good night, take care everyone.
Good evening everyone. The warm, early spring is taking a break now. It will be about 20 degrees colder overall than it has been for a while. It was 51 at 6 am, just 37 now. Normal for us is 34 so the few days pushing 60 were nice.
I had a rough day. It was warmer, yes, but so incredibly humid that I have had very high pain the last two days. I feel like I am on fire. The weather really kicks my butt. We even had rain here all morning.
On a good note, Monday is over with and so is our long day for the week we call "down day". It should be my regular schedule the rest of the week. My knee is still pretty bad so I may take Friday off to get a three day weekend to heal. I need healing days more and more now. I have one night shift left to cover then my quarter of shift coverage is done. I offered it to someone and I hope he takes it.
Lisa, I hope your fatigue gives you a break. Mine is better than it used to be. I cut way back on sugar and some on caffeine. It may be a coincidence, I'm not sure.
Good morning everyone. It's cool and damp here this am but it looks like it will be in the mid 50's later on. I think grilling burgers is in order tonight. I have to clean the yard up a bit more but it is starting to dry out now that the snow is all but gone.
Working shift the last three days had me pretty stressed but it went as good as it could have. We had no major issues at all, lots of small ones kept me very busy. I didn't mind that, just wore me out. I did not sleep well until last night. I think I was too worried about the next work day.
I get only one day off then back to my regular shift. My knee is very swollen so no walk today. I need to rest. We may have to run to the next town for a few things at Target, but it should be a mellow day here.
The in-laws are coming up from Texas in May. We will then be out in the boat early in the morning enjoying the beauty of this area. Until then we will make sure the fishing gear is in order. I think we have everything we need.
My depression is better. I knew I should have taken something for it but I didn't want to add more meds to the mix. I never inquired about it. I should be fine until fall. Things are better.
Mel, the weather sounds wonderful there. I hope you all have a wonderful day. Pace, pace, pace.
Good morning Mimi, it's great to hear form you. I know you mentioned being absent a little so I was not worried. I knew you would return when you could. I know stress makes things so much worse. Additionally, I find that I have more pain in spring and fall than the dead of winter. I think it's due to the rise in humidity. I hope you feel better very soon. Go to the doctor if need be.
It is supposed to continue to thaw here. I was thinking it was way below zero just two weeks ago. It was actually just 8 days ago when it was more than 40 degrees colder at wake up. The warmth is welcomed with open arms.
I had a good day yesterday. I had a few things to do and paced them well. When the DW arrived home we walked our 3.5 mile loop we usually do all summer. I missed it a lot last year due to pain. Well, I made it about half a mile before my knee was hurting. I pushed on and did the whole thing. Near the end I wanted to sit and have her get the car. I love our walks so this is very frustrating. I will have to talk to my Dr about what to do for it. I need to move.
It should be another good day before I go back to the grind tomorrow. It will be another hard week but hopefully the last one.
I hope you all have a great day! Take care everyone.
Good morning everyone. Spring is officially underway here in Northern Minnesota. It will barely get below freezing the rest of the week with highs near 5 a few times. It's a far cry from the bitter cold of just a couple weeks ago. I know many areas are facing flooding and a big thaw very soon. Be careful out there.
Things are good here this am. The kids are off to school and the DW is off to work. I have a few errands to run but it should be a pretty calm day. I hope to get a walk in and enjoy the sun.
Don't forget to pace. It the single most important thing we can do to prevent our pain. Use the tips and resources here. Experience is the best teacher and so many here have been there. Take care and have a wonderful day!