Sunday, September 18, 2011

One week of very little pain to none

Well I had the best week in four years!!!!

I have had one full week as of today that I have not taken one pain pill, not even an Advil. Amazing to think that for the first time in what feels like forever I can do anything I want. As I said before everyday by 4pm I have popped a pain pill. My shoulders would burn or my hands would sting and ache. I'm praying that this is my future and I can return to a normal life. I will say that I still have some joints in my fingers that have some pain but either I have learned to use them differently or maybe I'm just accustom to it.  I don't know what the future brings but I do have Faith and with my family's support I will be ok.

 I would love to play in a softball league again. I would love my kids to see me play on the field and support all those stories I told them about my greatest plays. I'm not the best baseball player but I can hold my own. I'm going to take my family to the batting cages next weekend if I have another week like this one, I'll let you know what happens.....................

I hope your feeling better and remember, you define yourself don't let RA define you........................  

Wednesday, September 14, 2011

Feeling Better

On Monday August 29th I started a new program. I started taking supplements I am taking:

Omega Fish Oil, Multi Vitamin, Grape Seed, Vitamin C, Glucosamine,

Vitamin C, Vitamin E, Vitamin D3, Vitamin A

Milk Thistle, Dandelion Root, Flaxseed Oil,

The first week my stomach felt a little upset. In 8 days it was like no big deal I mean its still hard swallowing a hand full three times a day but you get used to it. I just started week three two days ago and I haven't taken a pain pill for three days. Yea my fingers hurt a little but no deep shoulder burning pain that starts any where from 1pm to 3pm every day. I do have to say the last three days I have had very little stiffness in the morning and getting up has been easier. Now I still had a few nights of flu like systems but I can deal with that.  Let's see whats happens next............

I hope your feeling better and remember, you define yourself don't let RA define you........................