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I am getting strong

October 12, 2009 Leave a comment Go to comments

As you might have read, yesterday started out a little funky.  But as I did my stretches and got limbered up for the day, the kinks started to work themselves out.  Oh well, with a little help from my pain pills, too.

Here’s the amazing part…amazing to me anyway…I started to do laundry.  Then I worked in my studio.  In the afternoon I went for a l-o-n-g walk; the kind of walk I used to take before I got sick.  I’ll bet it was a couple of miles.  Miles!  This blows me away.

In the late afternoon I jumped in the van and scooted up to the South side to Huckleberry’s Market.  It’s pretty pricey but they have the biggest health food/specialty food selection.  I wanted something bread-like.  I had made lima beans with pork the day before and Kevin’s bread looked mighty tempting.  I bought japanese mochi and rice tortillas.  I baked up some mochi and ate it with my beans.  Not bad…I could grow to like them more.  Meghan, my only daughter, tried the tortillas.  She pronounced them edible; a little more chewy than wheat tortillas.  That’s actually a pretty good review since she is very selective about what she will eat.

By the end of the day I must have put through about 8 loads of laundry…all folded.  Only my closest friends will know what a shocker this is.

How am I doing today?  Pretty damn good.  I slept well and woke up a bit stiff.  In between my shoulder blades is bothering me but only about a 4 out of 10 which is okay.  My body is sore from the long walk but that’s to be expected because I am 53 and have been sick for 4 years.

So this morning, I got Jacob ready and off to work, ate gluten free oatmeal for breakfast and went to work in the studio.  It’s noon now and I’m ready for a break and a bit of a rest and then back at it.

Another good day.

  1. Viki
    October 13, 2009 at 8:35 am

    I am so happy for you!! Miles. I hope some day I can be moving along like that. When I see my doctor in November, I’m gonna ask if I can be test for a wheat allergy.

    I could barely get out of bed yesterday. I wondered if it was because of my new pain medication–garbapentin–making me so exhausted but it was a combination of the weekend from hell at work and the fibro. Today I’m back to normal, the fibro normal that is with stiffness and pain but my energy is up.

    • jp
      October 13, 2009 at 8:41 am

      Thanks, Viki. I was tired yesterday from all that activity but that’s no big surprise. Today I think I”m working on a migraine…yuk…but otherwise grateful to be holding my own with this weather change. Sounds like your work was awful! That would be enough to flare me up all by itself…

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