I was planning on posting daily and I did pretty good for a while…meaning maybe several times a week. But its been months I think since I posted my last heath update.
Part of that is because I had a rough time emotionally when I lost the gallery, but the great thing was my health stayed pretty decent through that time. Second reason is that I have been too busy to blog. But busy means I am feeling good enough to be busy.
I am doing infusions every 6 weeks instead of every eight, and really starting to feel the arthritis about week 5 so that seems like a good schedule for me. Plus I have been keeping busy teaching art class to kids and adults, doing art shows, and even an occasional road trip or vacation. I have been able to join friends for lunch, make dinners for my family and amazingly I have begun dancing.
Yes, dancing. I have been taking 2-4 latin dance lessons every week and sometimes even a little social dancing. My doctors are thrilled. Not only is dancing helping to ward off the effects of the arthritis, but it is also helping with my weight problem, my mental health, my heart, and my attitude. The down side is my feet ache 100% of the time. And often after class I limp for quite a while, but I would do that anyways.
I am hurting now pretty much 24 hours a day, but I think a lot of that is lack of regular massage that I was getting before. and somehow this ache while being active is much easier than the ache while in bed.
Today I had trouble sleeping, bad acid reflux, husband with a bad cough, and a couple of dislocated ribs being very angry. But I also had a very busy day yesterday, drove an hour and a half to see a friend for lunch, then made it to another friends art reception, and still made it to my dance class. Yes, I am in lots of pain, but really staying in bed has never made my pain go away, so I won’t do it until the day that I have to. (Which happens about every third Monday). Some people have bad hair, bad relationships, hunger, I just have to deal with pain. I can do this. I can keep creating a life I love and being the person I was meant to be.