Okay… Good news… Enbrel seems to be agreeing with me (at least for now). I had some itchies at the the injection site. I was light headed for about an hour. I had a headache the next day. The light headed was probably because I hadn’t eaten. The headache Sean said usually isn’t Enbrel, but Enbrel says it is common. I had one.. whatever it was, I had one yesterday.
Yesterday my mom kind of poked at me because I was talking about Tai Chi for Seniors because I’m only forty(mumble mumble)… he he he … I’m 45 and that isn’t even 50 yet and that SURELY isn’t senior. HOWEVER… given that sometimes I feel achey and tired… I figure that if I read a book designed for people older than I am… when I have those days… I can stop and think… hey, I can fall back and take even the slowness of Tai Chi just a little more slowly and a little more gently.
I also explained to her what squishy is… kind of. The doctor tells me that my joints are squishy. I believe her. She went to doctor for a really long time… I figure she knows. I can’t feel the squish she talks about. My reference to the squishy-ness is… my one pair of running shoes doesn’t fit my toes without hurting so I wear my other pair. My knuckles don’t bend quite right. My wrist aches a little bit differently. My hip or my knee doesn’t feel right. The squishy is swelling (which is why my toes don’t fit my shoes quite right) but not like I got hit with a baseball swelling that is a bump that is big and you can see… more all over swelling. Don’t get me wrong… I can sometimes actually SEE the swelling. My knee has gotten bad enough that I have HAD to wear one of my really big pairs of sweats because my jeans wouldn’t go over it… it was almost twice the size of my other knee. Mostly I feel it, though, rather than see it obviously.
And today (as is the title of the entry) we went for a walk. 8 miles… to the library and back… Stopped off and the pharmacy… picked up Tiger Balm Ultra (it’s white, not red) and warmer and longer lasting… I love this stuff. Right now, I’m feeling the 8 miles… my hip is a little bit sore and I feel like I could nap a week… but I feel pretty good and my “tight” running shoes are fitting fantastically…
It was in the 40s when we left home, it was in the 60s when we got home… I was sweaty BIG time by the time we got home (and for some reason when I get sweaty… my bra… love my Danskin bras… gets soggy and when I sit down I freeze… so hot bath and now a well deserved rest before we go pick up the squirrel)