Saturday, October 1, 2011


Things are starting back on that slippery slope.  For the most part, I am back on my cane again.  The arthritis is getting worse.  As a result, I am exercising less.  When every step hurts, I just don't want to move.  I don't want to move at all.  I haven't really gained too much weight back, so that is not the cause of the added pain.  I got down to 209 and seem to gain and lose the same 4-5 pounds over and over (209-214).  I can't really figure out the cause of going back and forth.  I am doing the same things really.  One day I will be at 214, and the next 210.  Then back up to 214. down to 211, then down to 209, then back up to 213 and on and on.  I just can't figure it out.  The eating is pretty much under control.  I have a lot of nausea, so I don't really have much of an appetite (bonus I guess).  Sweets are not a problem, maybe salt.  Water retention you think?  Just don't know.

Getting enough fruits and vegetables is still a struggle.  However, with our fun, bento-type lunchboxes, filling in the little spaces makes it a bit easier.  Dinners are difficult.  I make a couple of main courses on the weekends, to be eaten during the week.  All I have to do is re-heat, cut up some fruit and vegetables and there you have it.  Seems simple enough, but by the end of the day, I am just done.

All of our computers at home have not been working, and I have not been able to keep up much with everyone (don't want to blog at work).  You are all very much in my thoughts, though.  Our desktop is now up and running again, so I hope to be able to start visiting my friends again.

I hope everyone has a lovely weekend.  I think of all of you often and am cheering you on.


  1. That sounds very frustrating...and I really don't know what the reasons may be - I'm just guessing here as I have no idea of medical matters but isn't arthritis an inflammatory condition - joints swell? and I assume that means fluids retained in the joints?

    I think you should get the right medical advice as to what is going on - pain and use of a cane isn't what you want so I hope you can get the advice to make improvements. I dont want to blog at work either so totally understand but I LOVE to hear how you are doing - its great to see you whenever you can get online

    Take care


  2. no fun ... sorry you are in pain. I pray you can find the right medications to make your life more enjoyable and less pain.

  3. Hi Dawn, you know it didn't occur to me about the swelling joints. You could be right.

    Hi Deanna, thank you for your prayers. I do appreciate them.