I feel like I haven't been here very much. Seems I'm so busy lately. Good busy I suppose. Loving that spring is finally here (well, we still have frost 'til early mornings). We've been working outside on the yard and gardens. Last spring we were finishing up renovations on the house (we'd just moved here December '11), and of course last summer we got married. I feel so comfortably settled here, new home, new town, new state, new friends. For the first time in my life...with all the moving I've ever done....I finally feel HOME.
I have been struggling with my physical health of course...Degenerative Disc Disease, Arthritis, Thoracic & Lumbar Scoliosis, Fibromyalgia, and the limited movements of my wrist/hand. I have a new doctor, she's great. She'd been seeing me every 3 months since I found her, as my file is so big, and I'm new to her, and it's all about her getting to know me. She's very thorough...takes a long time during my visits, listens and answers to all my questions. I am on 6 prescriptions, and I'm really not happy with that. I want myself back.
I stay as active as I can, and I never know what each day will be like until I get up in the morning. Mostly I have good days, and then it catches up and I'm down for the count. But I've learned there's no fighting it, just rest. I've joined 2 yoga classes/week, and have made wonderful friends there. I've joined 2 'gym' classes/week (excercise ball, and light weights), and really like the women there. I've been watching what I eat....and since seeing the doctor, have only lost 5 pounds! She thought that was good. NO...not when I'm doing all I am and eating right. She tested my thyroid twice, and it's fine.
She's decided it would be a good to eliminate wheat from my diet. She said that is the cause of the belly that seems to stay. She had done some research and it seems that it could be the aggrivator, and cause of some of my things. Agrivating my joints, inflammation, foggyness, memory issues, etc. So I'm on day 3 of being 'gluten-free'... it's going very well. She also wants me to get off most of the meds...she prescribed Medical Marijuana. I will take a CDV strain, which is not a psychoactive strain, but a pain reliever, muscle relaxer, etc. No side effects, so I'm all for it.
You know we have the 3 dogs, 1 cat, 5 chickens, 4 ducks. We just got 15 Jersey Giant chicks last week. SO cute!! These are meat birds.....this winter. I took some pics today....they're so funny. I only edited the 1st one. The other are straight out of the camera.
So I just thought I'd pop in, and say HI!!