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Wednesday, January 30, 2008

So I've been looking at everything in Sparkpeople for this whole month. I thought I could just do the tracking and not get involved with blogging. I really like this site, in fact i find drawn to it and putting off exercise. I thought I really need to blog so I can be a participant and not just a viewer.

I am so frustrated with my health. In 2004 I was diagnosed with microscopic colitis also called lymphostatic colitis (anyone have this?), 2006 rheumatoid arthritis, Type 2 diabetes, and 2007 Sjogren's Syndrome. It looks as though I will be plagued with autoimmune problems.

I saw the pediatrist who has done surgery on both feet for bunions, last one was in October, he told me I have another bunion which is on the outer side of the right foot, a Tailor's bunion. I thought this was to be my last pediatrist appointment......

I'm taking medications to keep the autoimmune disorders somewhat in check and hoped to be on my way to getting fit but this recent diagnosis has just made it that much harder. I'm to take it easy on my feet to see if the inflammation will go down.

I would just like to work past my medical problems but it seems like it is always something. I'm trying to stay positive but need a little help.

P.S. - this photo is just one of the few I have of myself overweight...I hide when the cameras are out. I also delete them on the digital.
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    I agree with what you said about being a participant rather than just a viewer. That is so important. We are here for each other. Support is good and important.
    I have sjogrens as well (15 years) I have found somethings that have really really helped. I take a immune system balancer called moducare you get it at the heath food store. It has saved me. I used to flare up constantly and end up in hospital and on meds now I am able to control it. I also see a chiropractor once a month. This has also been a life saver. There were problems in my neck that were causing alot of the issues with my saliva glands, if I stay well adjusted and well hydrated I am fabulous.
    I am now training in Taekwondo which does irriate the muscles occassionally but I am careful. I also found that swimming was a great option too. I can not stress enough how important the Moducare was tho. It helped me to lose weight too. It works on balancing our over active immune systems. If you look it up on the internet it talks about it helping arthritis as well. I promise it will help you too. You should try it for about a month or so. The other thing i take is serrapeptase with is a natural anti inflamatory. It is easier on the body than all the prescription meds.
    Please please try them I promise they will help/

    If you ever need a boost to someone to talk to please email me beanrowe@yahoo.com :)
    4372 days ago
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