Day 10

Well, the day started rough. I felt so great yesterday, but so tired, that I went to bed early. Too much sleep almost always ends up bad for my RA (and I wonder if I’m the only person who has this RA problem… everybody else seems to love their naps… NOT ME!) Anyway, it wasn’t very painful, but I was very stiff. I took an ibuprofen, and have felt great the rest of the day.

My eyes continue to seem a little better, but not as good as I’d like. They’re still very dry in the AM or any time I lay down. In case I didn’t explain my eyes yet, I was diagnosed with thyroid eye disease 6 months or so ago. It’s horrible in that your eyes can bug right out of your head. Google it for some pictures, and you’ll immediately get the point. I’m not that bad, and I hope to keep myself from getting that bad.

Food was good today. We had homemade juice this morning, and I used the fiber discards from the juice to make in a meatloaf tonight. It’s in the oven now. I sure hope it’s good. We’re also making bacon and garlic brussel sprouts. I’m not one for sprouts, but the bacon sure makes the house smell good. Hopefully the taste will be there. I’ll let you know next post.

I’ve been able to wear my wedding ring for the first time in 6 years. I stopped wearing it when I was pregnant with my son, due to swollen pregnant fingers. I wasn’t able to put it back on due to swollen RA fingers…. quite unfair! Despite being 15 pounds lighter than when my husband first placed it on my finger, it’s still tight. I have noticed how much my fingers change size over the course of the day since wearing it again. In the AM, my hands were real cold, and the ring was actually loose. As soon as my hands warmed, it got quite tight again… again very interesting.

Both Chris and I lost 8 pounds as of 3 days ago, but neither one of us have lost a pound since. I hope the weight continues to come off, but as long as the RA improves, I will try to be happy even if I don’t lost the weight.

Oh, the sugar cravings are significantly diminished today. That’s a BIG DEAL! I could hear chocolate chip cookies calling me all the way from the store.

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