Good morning my friends. Monday morning is upon us and let me just tell you how excited I am to start a new week. I live in Canada, so every Monday morning I treat myself to a coffee from Tim Horton’s.. mmmmmm.
I have reduced my daily sugar intake drastically eating a banana or apple to curb my sweet cravings but man oh man I can’t give up my coffee.. I tried just cream, it’s not my favorite. I take one single sugar in an XL coffee so I figure as long as I can keep the rest of my week fairly clean that one Monday morning sugar is ok.
I have an appointment on Wednesday for ultrasound #3 on this knee-a-saurus of mine. Hopefully they can remove whatever it is that is causing me this pressure. My GP thinks the durolane injection somehow created a bakers cyst (fluid buildup in my bursa) and if that is the case that would be GREAT, because they can drain it and I’ll be back to normal, which isn’t half as bad as what I have to work with now.
Limping around for the past three + weeks (4 weeks on Thursday coming) is certainty putting me in check. I know that if I don’t take care of my RA (Rheumatoid Arthritis) limping and crutches and swelling just like this will be my future. I’m not going to let that happen to me. I will do everything in my power to prevent that from happening. It’s 0% fun.. I get so frustrated with myself that I can’t bend or maneuver how I usually do. Do you know what the hardest thing to do is, out of every task I have difficulty with, getting myself dressed is the hardest. First thing in the morning I’m challenged, I’m frustrated, I’m tired and hungry and coffeeless and I have to try and do the hardest thing possible, great right? Actually yes it is, I don’t mind a challenge. I don’t mind being pushed a little even if it’s in the morning. Let’s get that over with so the rest of my day can be fabulous. I have been limping on the treadmill, I tried the elliptical last night but my knee doesn’t have that range of motion yet… I’m working on it.
I have a very hard time sleeping lately, I was hoping the reduction in sugar would help that. I am working towards cutting it out completely, maybe it will help then. During the night I get woken up often with pain. Stiff, sore shoulders and knees… I wish they would give people with RA a “body mover” for when we are sleeping so we wouldn’t get stiff… maybe I will invent that. Last night I was up 4 times for approximately 15 minutes each. My husband is quite the “sleep snuggler” so I find that when he is cuddling me don’t really move so I get super stiff. Small price to pay for premium snuggles I guess. Do any of you find staying sedentary harder on your body than keeping moving?
Weekend sugar intake was moderate, I had two glasses of wine and one piece of birthday cake for my best friends birthday on Saturday. The table was full of neverending snacks and sweets, eclairs and chocolate spreads for fruit and cakes….. I had one small piece of bday cake…so that’s ok I think. Today is the start to a new week, with a whole new set of challenges I’m ready for!!
Chin up, chest out, let’s do this!!