I’ve been feeling so good lately that I actually went outside and worked in the garden today (see photos below to prove it). I cut low hanging tree branches, weeded four beds, and edged four beds with the spade. Granted, I only worked a couple of hours (not all at once) and did not shovel mulch (my wife did that). But it felt so awesome to garden once again. I paced myself and knew when to stop. I hope I don’t pay for it tomorrow.
In addition to the physical work, I accomplished so much work for my job in the past two days. I even found myself up at midnight last night pluggin’ away on the computer.
It feels like my medicine, Enbrel, is really working. I’ve had almost “normal” levels of energy. While I’m still feeling stiffness, pain, and swelling in a variety of joints, it’s not to the point of inactivity. So far, so good. I’ve not taken prednisone steroids in a long time.
I’ve also been reading a lot about the role of certain foods in rheumatoid arthritis. The evidence is mixed but there may be a link between food sensitivities and some arthritis symptoms. I”m not sure where that will lead but for now I’m trying to cut out all dairy…so hard because I love milk, cheese, and ice cream. But I’ve grown to enjoy vanilla soy milk from Costco (except in lattes).
I thank God for such a wonderful set of days!
A weeded and edged garden bed.
A pile of branches that I cut. I’ll have to haul them tomorrow.