Yep, when DH is away I try new things. I read on line that the combination of those three ingredients is excellent for your hair...so since my hair is really dry I decided to give it a try. So I sit here smelling like a yummy treat. It said to let it sit on your hair for like 20 minutes. I decided to get in the steam room after I write this blog to let it soak in deeper. I also thought the steam room would help my aching joints. Isn't it funny how we get into routines and then forget to do things that are nice. I always forget that we have the steam room as it isn't part of my daily routine. So I think I will take my water and louffa and enjoy a steam.
I hope you all are having a wonderful Sunday.
So glad it is over. I plan to take the rest of the day off and do very little. I will of course prepare meals and do a little laundry but not even going to leave the house. I might even catch a movie or two.
I am pleased to report that the meat and veggie diet I did yesterday must have taken some inflammation out of me as I was down 2 pounds. Will keep it up today.
Talked to my Mom today and she is still very tired which is unusual for her. She had a scan done and she gets the results on Tuesday. She also told me that she isn't going to stay living where she is as she still is bored and she says there are too many clicks there and she isn't part of them. I told her it sounds like high school. So she will once again be moving back in with my sister. My sister is a good care giver so that is good.
Hope you all have a great week end. Thanks for your support
Just one of those days. I really didn't feel like walking the doggies their 4 miles but pushed myself out the door. Of course I felt better afterwards. I then had to get dressed and go to FIL's and leave money to pay the PT. So accomplished that. FIL seemed well today and sitting up in chair. He still isn't eating enough so we discussed that and he said he would try to eat more. But he is only eating like tablespoons of things. Not enough to give him the energy he needs for the PT. I will write to the PT who emails me daily with a report on how FIL did in his session. I will ask him to say something to FIL about increasing the amount of food for energy. I know he will as he is very responsive.
I am going to eat just meat and veggies today and for a few days to see if it will get some of the inflammation out of my joints. I do love my yogurt and fruit and also my cream of buckwheat cereal but I think there might be something to the dairy and grains causing inflammation. So will give it a try to see if it effects my joints.
I hope you all have a terrific Friday night and week end.
So yesterday I made up some "motivational" signs to hang in FIL's room. When the PT doctor was there he made a comment about the Food is Medicine sign and said we needed one that said Exercise is Medicine...so I made one of those. Then I made a general sign that simply said You can do it David We Love you. and then I made a small bubble coming out of the mouth of one of his dear Mexican friends that said "do one more for me" and told him when it gets rough to look at that photo of Rosalba and do one more for her. She is the Mexican gal who worked in the gym that FIL used to go to and she coached him in his exercise. They became great friends and my FIL gave her a little money to start an English language school which she has and it is doing very well. Her English is great. She and FIL used to go out for lunch every Friday. He wants to get back to where he can do that again. She is a very good friend and still visits him on Saturdays. So I thought it only right that she encourages him even when she isn't there.
Nothing much else to report accept me being a little frustrated with not being able to get the last few pounds off even when eating the right calories. My body has changed since I have been on the antidepressant to help lessen the flare ups for my autoimmune. But I am accepting that I might have to change my goal and live with it. Just is hard as my clothes are tight and not as comfortable. I am not ready yet to give up. The good news is that aside from the pain in my hands and feet I feel pretty good.
Hope you all have a great Thursday. I am off to get a facial.
I just love this site. I know I have said this before but I feel I must say it again. I do go to the effort to blog just about every day as it helps me put things into prospective and also get much needed advice and suggestions. I took what many of you said and had an extra magnesium pill and ate a banana last night and slept well...now granted it might have been because I was exhausted from not sleeping the night before but whatever. So nice to get a good night's sleep.
I am going through a period right now with much pain in my hands and feet due to my autoimmune and the connective tissue problems it gives me. My hands and feet aren't pretty and I can live with that but the pain is troubling. Since you all are trusted buddies I am sharing with you photos of them....LOL Not the best side of me but now you all can understand why I am whining....trying not to be a baby here but Ouch! Of course as soon as doctors look at them they prescribe narcotics for the pain but I am afraid to take them. Every once in a while I will break down and take half a pill and for sure it helps but I know how addictive they can be. I am going to talk to my doctor for something that I might take daily during these flare up periods that won't hurt my digestive system and won't be additive.
Okay enough complaining about me....thanks for letting me get that off my chest! Good news. I met for an hour and a half yesterday with the physical therapist with
FIL. He examined him and talked to him and asked him what his goals were and he said he wanted to walk again. I loved this therapist as his English was good and he wouldn't let FIL get away with anything. For instance when FIL "whispered" instead speaking up the therapist said...."I can't hear you use your voice or you will lose that as well!". He told us that he believes FIL will be able to walk again and get back a lot of his strength but it will take a lot of work on both his part and FIL's part. He Loved my sign on the wall saying food is medicine and said he needed another that says Exercise is medicine so I will make up one of those for today. He told my FIL that he will have "homework" everyday. He also said that he will be seeing him daily as well. So I felt very positive about that.
I do hope you all have a terrific Wednesday. Thank you again for all your support.