I have had RA for approximately 8 months. I'm on my second dose of Humira. Embrel didn't do very much for me. I'm also on Sulfazine which is helping the swelling to go down. I do Tai Chi which is a life saver and am a children's swim instructor. Being in the water is very theraputic. I'm on a whole lot of other medications which the doctors say makes it difficult to lose weight. I'm trying very hard to be patient. As hard as it is, I don't give up. Thank the Lord I found SparkPeople last year. I don't know what I'd do without it. I participate in the forums despite my busy life. I think it's what helps me stick to the program, here. Pretty soon, I'll be seeing a nutritionist to help me with meal palnning. I'm really looking forward to that. Other than that, I take care of my grandson who has high functioning Autism. He's come a long way in a short amount of time. He is a true blessing in my life! I love him a lot! He helps me in the garden and with the housework and I help him with his homework and his sports. Fair exchange don't you think? Lol. I hope you reach your goals. A word of advise. Share, share and share. It'll help you along, more than you would think.
and ! I wanted to say welcome to the Living with RAD Team and that I am happy you are here on this journey with the rest of us and no longer going it alone. Please know that we are a wonderful group of people who are all forging our path through life with RA and helping each other as we learn new and useful information, as well as just supporting each other as we try to manage pain and keep the weight off!
So welcome and enjoy! If you have questions, you can always reach out and send a SparkMail, or stop by my SparkPage at the link below. We can do this together, with encouragement and support from others, and SparkPeople has really great resources for any kind of workout or condition.
Keep moving forward and fight the good fight! Oh FYI, your team leaders ROCK! And so do you!
Welcome, Welcome, Welcome, and Enjoy! Angela Co-leader of Living with RAD Team Sparker since 06/18/12 www.sparkpeople.com/mypage.asp?id=ANGRIT TER