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Day 22 - Peroneal Tendon Surgery Recovery
Saturday, March 05, 2016      3 comments

Here's my foot today. In a smaller cast, still soft on the top because of some residual swelling. I have the little cast sock on it to keep my toots... Read more
Day 11 - Peroneal Tendon Surgery Recovery
Tuesday, February 23, 2016      2 comments

Well, a few things have changed in 5 days since my last post. Here's a few more things I have learned: When I went to my post op appointment my foot was completely without feeling on the side where the incision is. The doc said it would sta... Read more
Day 6 - Peroneal Tendon Surgery Recovery
Thursday, February 18, 2016      4 comments

I went to my first post-op visit today. The doctor said everything looks great. He told me again that I had the largest os peroneum ( foot accessory bone) that he had ever seen in his career. So much so that they called in all 15 Foot Surgeon re... Read more
Don't say that an RA patient doesn't have any pain tolerance :)
Monday, February 15, 2016      5 comments

A lot of times as a patient with autoimmune inflammatory rheumatoid disease, I have actually been told, " You can't be hurting that bad. If you'll just eat this or do this exercise or take this pill you'll be fine. My aunt did that and she's fin... Read more
Day 1 - The Fun Begins
Saturday, February 13, 2016      5 comments

The pain from the surgery itself is not that bad. I have had a lot of surgery in my life and this one has been easier in some respects, more difficult in others. My doctor is great. He called me personally today to see how I was feeling an... Read more
And So It Begins... Peroneal Tendon Surgery
Monday, February 01, 2016      7 comments

I returned to the foot surgeon today to hear what the verdict is on my foot. As I suspected, I will need surgery to fix it. What I didn't expect was the extent of the damage. I have a complete rupture of my peroneus longus and longit... Read more
My Journey with Yoga
Tuesday, January 26, 2016      5 comments

Due to my RA and Psoriatic Arthritis, I am in pain every day of my life. I got hooked up with a plus size yoga master online at Body Positive Yoga bodypositiveyoga.com . She was able to demonstrate that no matter your size you can... Read more
My Feet... The Bane of My Existence
Thursday, January 21, 2016      8 comments

Well, went to the foot surgeon on Monday for a consultation. I will be having an MRI to confirm what he's pretty sure of already. I have longitudinal tears in my peroneal tendons. ( Tendons on the outside of your feet that help them to turn in d... Read more
Getting back on the Exercise Bandwagon
Saturday, January 16, 2016      5 comments

I so excited to get started with a new yoga program. It's one for large people and for the first time, I'm getting to do yoga without killing myself. Big people can do yoga. You just have to find the right place. It is really helping my RA pa... Read more
I skipped 2015 and I'm not going back
Thursday, January 14, 2016      4 comments

2015 was the worst year of my life. I lost my mother to COPD after 6 months of intensive care, then my father-in-law and then my father, all in less than 3 months. With my mother so sick and I was back and forth on many 800 mile round trips my ... Read more
Under the weather.
Friday, October 24, 2014      2 comments

Bummer day. Feeling a little under the weather. RA fatigue is getting me today for some reason. I did manage to get in a 10 minute walk today, but now I'm crazy tired. I'm sitting on the couch now trying to get interested in preparing my Latin l... Read more
I Have Extra Bones!
Wednesday, October 22, 2014      3 comments

Have you ever heard of having extra bones? I went to the podiatrist yesterday for some extreme foot pain that was different than RA pain. I'm glad I did. When the doctor came in he took one look at my X-ray and said, "Oh, you have extra bones in... Read more
Spark Activity Tracker is Cool!
Friday, October 17, 2014      2 comments

Got my Spark Activity tracker in the mail today. Did an extra 20 minutes on the bike to see if its working properly. It is! What a cool little gadget and I got it half price. Can't beat that. I'm hoping it will continue to motivate me. My s... Read more
A New Day
Monday, January 07, 2013      4 comments

I've had a couple of better days pain wise and it has really helped my attitude. I'm not there yet by a long shot but it's so much better than it was. That's the thing with RA. It flares and goes. You never know from one day to the next if ... Read more
I made it through...
Thursday, January 03, 2013      3 comments

Another day in RA hell. I had no idea the pain could be so bad. When I was diagnosed 2 1/2 years ago it was painful, but nothing like now. It takes my breath sometimes it is so severe. It is so frustrating to not be able to do what you want to d... Read more

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