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Friday, June 21, 2013

Well it is time! I needed a new outlook and commitment.
After spending the past 3 weeks in horrible, debilitating pain (6 days in hospital) it gave me the jump-start I needed to re-evaluate my nutrition priorities. The prednisone and insulin is a huge factor in careful monitoring of my carbs and calories. When I got my first dose the pain eased and then my glucose levels sky-rocketed to over 400.
The doctor ran a myriad of tests and blood work and still no absolute picture of what is going on other than it is some sort of inflammatory disease. Possible for Drug Induced Lupus. I see a rhuematologist late August.

It has been a horrible 3 weeks. But currently I am able to move with very little pain. Bare with me while I mainly track my foods. At some later time I will come back in earnest as long as my hands allow. (right now I am able to use my iPod app which has Siri so I don't have to type.)

Thank you for your patience
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    Sure hope you feel better soon and that they figure out what is going on.
    2402 days ago
    Keeping you in my prayers emoticon
    2402 days ago
    careful monitoring for the next three to four months of everything you eat and drink and put on your skin will help you figure out what you can and cannot do. don't forget the soaps and lotions. they may be causing part of the problem.
    2403 days ago
  • NHES220
    Hope you are feeling better and that they figure out what is going on. Those things that affect the joints are quite painful. My niece just had a relapse of Still's disease and is having a lot of pain with her joints, fevers and sore throat. She had it about 3 years ago, it is an auto-immune disease and now she had a recurrence, hoping the treatment works quickly this time. I hope the prednisone helps you and they figure out what is going on!
    2403 days ago
    I am praying for you!!! emoticon
    2403 days ago
    Keeping you in my thoughts and prayers. Wishing you a speedy recovery and I hope you get the answers you need. emoticon emoticon emoticon
    2403 days ago
    I have Lupus, good luck!!
    2403 days ago
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