This morning I woke up with a rib dislocated again, no big deal really. It was pinching a few nerves and really just a reminder of how lucky I have been that they haven’t been going out much in a couple of months. My goal was to go to the gallery, maybe socialize a bit while there, get some painting done, and some cleaning.
I had gotten several high blood pressure readings, which is new for me, so I was put on a lower salt diet, which is easy to do when you eat a TON of salt. I basically cut out fast food and salty snacks, and tried to use salt free butter and season with salt moderately. I was also told to try to walk twice a week, which I think I did for two weeks and then had an arthritis flare up hit. Great news is my doctor said I now have the blood pressure of a 20 year old and she is pretty sure it was just elevated due to stress or maybe as a side effect of medication. (it was noted as elevated during infusions).
Other good news is she is trying me out on oral imiterex, since I am allergic to the injection one, and also adding prescription strength Motrin, to see if that can help me manage my migraines a bit more. She also told me I can take as many as three Maxalts a day, which I didn’t realize.
My arthritis seems to be doing quite well right now. I haven’t had to take Aleve in a week or so, and I am limping a lot less. I think the warm dry weather really is good for me. I suppose I wouldn’t mind at all living the rest of my life in Southern California or Arizona. I think I would be happier homeless in California than in a palace in Kansas or Alaska.
I tend to blog mostly when I am feeling good enough to get around, but still have something to complain about. This is just a post to say I am loving life. Its such a treasure to have a moderate amount of health. Peace and happiness to you all, remember when nothing else seems like its worth it, to go outside and listen to the birds singing, I have heard the songs of birds can save your life.