Tuesday, March 27, 2012

Yes, I Am Wearing Clean Underwear!

There is a Kohl's really near my hotel and I snagged some underwear last night. I'll need to go back and buy more, but I really was not sure what size I wear, so I didn't want to load up on the wrong size. I selected well, however, and have enough to get me through the weekend when I'll pick up a few more pairs. :)

I believe I am feeling better regarding my arthritis symptoms. My jaw is basically at 100% -- which it has not been since forever. If I wasn't TRYING to find discomfort in my elbow I probably wouldn't notice a thing. I'd say it's at about 95%. There is some improvement in my knees, but not enough. It's only been three full days, though, so I guess I am encouraged.

I'm eating almost nothing. Yesterday I had a bowl of rice for breakfast, nothing for lunch, and some apricots for dinner. I'm not hungry and I don't want to eat what I can eat. I haven't eaten anything yet today, but I brought a sweet potato, some rice, and some apricots for lunch. I'm definitely going to be losing weight on this diet -- every cloud has a silver lining.

I've decided that wheat is the most likely culprit for my RA (if it is, in fact, diet induced). Maybe I'm just preparing myself mentally, I don't know. I can handle anything except tomatoes, so I'm praying it won't be that.

I'm feeling really good otherwise. I fell asleep at about 9:30 last night and when my alarm went off at 6:45 I wasn't ready to wake up. I did toss and turn a lot -- I had weird pains in my hips and couldn't get comfortable -- but they feel better today and I think I got enough sleep anyway. Onward and upward!!!

More later...

1 comment:

  1. I pray the Lord gives you unmistakable direction if there is any diet-related RA connection, Sharon. Just as I am praying the same thing for the dizziness that has started attacking me when I lie down or sit up, and even when I turn over in bed. I think it's because we've been fed pork almost every day since we got to Belarus, and I haven't eaten it in a year. But, taking seriously the Lord's command to "eat and drink what is put in front of you," I ate it anyway, until yesterday when I said NOOOOO MOOOOOOORE!!!