Here’s my episode of my podcast:
I will be discussing ADHD and ADD. I will be talking about my exercise journey.
Here’s the link if you would to listen:
Today, I woke with my lower back still aching and stiff, but I’m a lot better from last night. I’m counting down the days until I get my biologic medicine.
Keep moving—is burned into my mind. If I allow myself to stop moving, then my other joints will become stiff and swollen. I will lose my mobility.
If I lose my mobility, then I will lose my freedom, my independence, and I don’t want that.
There are other things that I want to do like finishing my manuscript, grow my podcast audience, play with my cat, and spend time with my family.
To live my best life.
In today’s episode of Sunday Talk, I will be discussing Rheumatoid Arthritis, Character Arcs, and Superman & Lois.
I am starting a new series for my podcast; where I will sit down, talking about things that are going on in my life and other topics. In today’s podcast, I discussed my goals for May and what is happening in my life. I hope you will check it out.
Well, last week, I just took a break from writing after recovering from my cold or allergies. Not sure exactly what I had, but it wasn’t Covid.
When I was sick, I did a lot of reading. There wasn’t much else I could do. I found reading a good novel helped to deal with the cold, and especially at night when my symptoms were worse.
My mind needed a break from reading and the writing process. I decided to work on a new epic song that I am composing. It is not finished, but I have a good start, and I am pleased with the progress so far.
There are times I have to allow my creative juices to replenish, permitting my mind to rest, especially after dealing with a cold. I find working on composing a musical piece helps my mind and my body to relax, and at the same time letting my mind be creative.
It allows me to see my manuscripts and my blog posts in a different light, giving me a fresh perspective on ideas and topics.
This week, I also found some new novels that have piqued my curiosity to read, so they are on my reading list, not sure when I will start reading them.
Here are my plans for this week:
Tomorrow, I start physical therapy for my back; I was recently diagnosed with spine osteoarthritis. So my rheumatologist recommended physical therapy, and then we will go from there.
Then later in the week, I will receive my biologic medicine. So, I am going to do some writing and editing in between my appointments.
Yesterday, I was doing my grocery shopping. When a twelve-year-old boy called me weird as a grown man smiled, that was with him. The second man just kept pushing the cart.
I walked and moved differently because of the Rheumatoid Arthritis that affects my joints. I am still human!
This wasn’t the first time that a child made rude comments, but it was the first time made in front of adults. Those two adults taught that boy it is okay to bully somebody. That’s wrong!
Some Parents are not teaching children to respect others in the home.
Respect keeps our society sane. If future generations lose respect, then their future society will be filled with chaos.
It is time to teach respect.
Living with rheumatoid arthritis isn’t easy. Today, was no exception. I took it easy because my knees have throbbed all day since I woke up this morning.
I don’t know how to describe the pain. It feels like there is something putting pressure around my knees even if I’m laying down they are throbbing. When I move, the pressure and the pain intensifies; I want to scream.
So, I’ve put on a brave face not alerting my family of the ordeal or the pain because I don’t want them to worry.
Sometimes, I can’t hide it and just accept the offer of help. It makes life easier for me when I’m having a terrible day.
I focus on moving to keep my joints limber. The intense pain in the joints can become stiff, making me unable to move without assistance. I value my mobility so I keep walking.
When I was a teenager the years of therapy taught me to move despite the pain. Back then, it was harder for me to move the arthritis was more aggressive and fewer treatment options were available.
Back then, a terrible day affected all the joints including my knees. It took me forever to do anything or to walk anywhere and have people wondering what was wrong with me. I walked like an old person. People didn’t understand that arthritis can affect anybody at any age.
The internet has brought more knowledge to people understand arthritis can affect anyone at any age. The older I get, the less I hear of the myths.
The thing I struggle with the most is how fast the pain can hit suddenly. Here is an example, yesterday I felt good my knees ached, but the pain went away when I took some extra meds. I went to bed I felt good. No pain. Then this morning, I woke up with my knees and my hips throbbing. I took extra meds and the pain in my hips went away, but my knees continue to hurt.
The main factor is most likely the weather. A snowstorm hit my area earlier today. Now the temperature plummeted as bitterly cold air settles in for two days.
So, I will take it easy, take extra meds, watch some TV, and maybe read. I will pray tomorrow will be better.