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Cold Front Friday

So… it was 91 degrees Fahrenheit yesterday. That’s about 33 Celsius if anyone  reads this who lives in a place where that is more common (as in ANYWHERE but in the US… ). About 9 last night a cold front went through.  Windy and … Continue reading

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A Whole New Cold

Snuggled up with Peanut (she is sprawled on her back, feet in the air, all comfy) thinking that I’m really really glad that it is work from home day.  I feel awful and this whole “catching a cold” while on … Continue reading

I’m Walking… I’m Walking…

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)