Saturday, November 09, 2013
I have had RA since I was 23. For the most part I have done pretty well. 3 years ago my Doctor thought I went into remission again. Always music to my ears. We lost our insurance when my Hubby was laid off 2 yrs. ago. Now he works, but part time, so still no insurance. I am taking one of my meds that my Doctor has been prescribing for years. The heavy duty med, which requires blood work drawn every 3 months, I had to stop taking. In Sept. my RA came back and tried to nip me in the behind. As I mentioned my left knee has been swollen and painful to walk at times. Most of Oct. I laid around and didn't do much. I knew I had to figure out something exercise wise, or I would gain weight. I have always said "where there is a well, there is a way"...I ordered the Spark Activity Tracker. It is very simple to use, and I couldn't believe how much enthusiasm I have had in the last week. Not sure why I like the tracker better then the Pedometer I was wearing. But...what ever works as they say...This week I have danced to music at a fast pace, or I have used my indoor bike. Usually the dancing is better for my knee, so I have danced faithfully whether I wanted to or not. I knew I couldn't give up the fight, or I would lose in the long run. I dance 15 to 20 mins. at a time, 3 or 4 times daily. Not only do I get in my steps, I am burning calories. What progress I have made. Just in this week alone. Why am I telling you this? Because we can't give up. Never..We may have days that are slower then other days, but that is ok. I thought even if I have to stick to exercising in a chair at times, it is exercise, and I am doing something, rather then nothing. My spark is shinning again. If I have a day where I can't walk far (like yesterday), then I walk around my front or backyard. God has provided us with so much beauty. I have my birds, flowers, clouds, sunsets. You name it, it is there.
Yesterday I went out in backyard as the sun was setting. I had just stepped out my back door.
I walked to back of our yard. I love the view we have of the mountains.
The Brewers Blackbirds are back, and this Blackbird and I had a nice chat for about 20 mins. I love birds like that. So much personality!
There is a new rose that bloomed.
Sun going down!!
I went inside to download the pictures to the computer, and Miss Magic jumps up on the cat stand. Just stared at me. She wanted some attention and love.
Henley the Hero walked over. He wanted me to save him. He was so worried. DH started a fire in our wood burning stove. Henley hates the snap and pop the fire place makes. He is 7 yrs., and we have had him since he was a pup. Think he would be used to it. He makes me laugh. Poor Henley.
As I reflected on my day, I had to smile. I want to thank all of my friends who have been there for me. We are in this together, and we will win!!