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Workshops, planning, board meetings, and more

Thursday, March 26, 2015      3 comments

I am feeling better, but watch how much I try to do in a day's time. Several of my passions involve my volunteering. I still work with the retirement workshop for retiring members of the community college, career and technology centers, the in... Read more

Resilience and Hope

Sunday, March 22, 2015      5 comments

I endured a rough winter with much snow, ice and cold temperatures. I also had surgery and numerous health problems. Hence a publication headline jumped out at me. Resilience and hope! The quote that turned me around is this. "Life stre... Read more

Snow melted - Sunny Day

Saturday, March 21, 2015      5 comments

I felt better in attitude today with the sunshine and the melting of yesterday's snow. I want to walk outdoors and not have to bundle up. I felt energetic. My helper and I got the groceries. She put them away for me. It is amazing how... Read more

getting more rest

Thursday, March 19, 2015      7 comments

I am trying to pace myself better and get more rest. I do feel better. I'm staying on a healthy diet, doing gentle yoga, meeting with my trainer, and swimming. emo... <a href=Read more

More pain makes exercise harder

Tuesday, March 17, 2015      5 comments

My pain level is much higher recently. I am working out using the Back in Action DVD and working with my trainer. I get fatigued. I am cycling on my home spin bike for 15 minutes daily. I am using paraffin treatments, massage, and topica... Read more

Learning to accept what I cannot change

Saturday, March 07, 2015      5 comments

I have reached a stage in my life where arthritis requires more modifications in my daily routine. I am grateful for my housekeeper, Lori. I am grateful to have a snow remover and coach in Ian. I am also grateful to have a landscaping service... Read more

Winter wonderland

Thursday, March 05, 2015      6 comments

I live in Pennsylvania so wind chills of -20 are new to me. There is so much ice and snow. As a person with RA and OA, my joints are aching. Frequent naps and heat are super. I am sending you this picture in case YOU live in warmth. Read more

Feeling good

Saturday, February 28, 2015      3 comments

I met friends for breakfast at 8 am on a Saturday at the Tomcat cafe. This restaurant got best in Berks again. The menu is overwhelming. The tables have pictures of musicians. We were at the Elvis table. I had French Toast called "Blind Fa... Read more

Quiet, but good day

Wednesday, February 25, 2015      5 comments

I am doing so much better at the gym. I am using the elliptical trainer for cardio. I expect to start cycling at home on Saturday. Next week I want to take a zumba class. If all goes well, I will return to the rowing machine in 2 weeks. I ... Read more

Feeling better

Saturday, February 21, 2015      7 comments

The pool was great. It was -20 degrees with the wind chill outside. My damp hair froze. As I drove home, the water ran down my back as my hair thawed. I felt energized and glad to be moving in the water. I am busy with my laptop finishi... Read more

Catching up!

Thursday, February 19, 2015      6 comments

I am returning to my activities as I reach week 6 of my healing. I get to go to the pool to swim tomorrow. I had a 12 page newsletter to edit and minutes to complete all needing to be done now. I have few more items to edit and complete the ... Read more

Reading and listing questions

Sunday, February 15, 2015      7 comments

I see my primary care doctor and his resident on March 3. I am getting away for a day to see the Philadelphia Flower Show on March 2. Each day I enter into my journal how I feel. I am also entering into my journal how I am managing pain and w... Read more

Feeling low for a few hours

Friday, February 13, 2015      8 comments

I really felt low for a few hours. I now see the reports from all medical tests. I'm not happy about having ankylosing spondylitis and fused discs. I do wonder how much more is wrong. Is AS just RA but of the spine? I did read the AS ... Read more

Enjoying each day

Wednesday, February 11, 2015      8 comments

I am enjoying each day. I am getting plenty of rest. I am able to listen to my body concerning fatigue and pain. Gradually I am cooking more and returning to more normal activities. I am seeing my personal trainer and working to keep arm and... Read more

Taking time to heal

Monday, February 09, 2015      13 comments

I am finding that my recent surgery is taking time to heal. I am using my time wisely and not doing too much. My car was discontinued in the US in 2009 ....shortly after I bought it. Recently I discovered that I had no certified technician or... Read more


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