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Poor you! Mine is not house trained like yours, but definitely garden-trained! He likes it all tidied away bless him😏
Sounds like arthritis coming on. I had my first bout at 18 in lower back and I'm 82...did a lot of life and paying now for damage from a couple surgeries: hysterectomy and hip replacement, long stories of their own.
Look at the foods you are consuming...stay away from sugars and junk foods with refined sugars.
Cheese, dairy cause inflammation.
I've heard over yrs the egg yolks cause inflammation and then I've heard/read the whole egg is good for us.
Do some chiro and bodywork, some physical therapy and don't be hard on your body. You don't mention your
age, but I surely have worked for 60 some yrs to keep going.
Hi Mike1 and Lilymary
So sorry to hear what you are both going through and pray that there will be a solution to the problems that you have,
I have had RA for over 35 years and felt so alone when experiencing pain and discomfort, but overtime managed to cope. I am now dealing with recently diagnosed OA in my hip and cervical spondylosis. I will try and not give in and by just contacting someone like yourselves helps as I know that I am not alone.
I am thankful to Brynmor who recently sent me a link to download for neck pain exercises and pleased to say after a few days of doing them my neck has improved slightly. Will continue with the exercises and feel that it is something to focus on and that I will get some relief soon.
Over the years I also kept a journal just to see how my days varied from one day to the next. Good days were far in between but eventually I found peace with myself and accepted the dis-ease that I have.
If one NEEDS a cheese fix, probably the least offensive kind is Goat Cheese or a HARD type cheese....not eating lbs....
We have a MD on the radio here who swears by butter......I eat good quality but not loads.
Vegan is way too drastic for me, my grandgirl became one in her college world and she's probably gained 10 lbs...she would do well to drop that extra weight, but it's her life.
I stopped bringing breads in my house a good 10 yrs ago, found ways to control weight and I have found some very very tasty rice crackers (gluten free), almost too tasty, have to stop at eating 2 most of the time.
@frogmorton Not mine! He is only just learning the job isn't complete until you've tidied up and put everything away (he's not a natural born gardener, but he does all the cooking so I forgive him). I've known him hack back a shrub, say "there it's done" and leave all the trimmings, tools and everything on the lawn and go indoors for a cup of tea and a bath. That's how we lost a set of secateurs. More training needed I think!
Well, I just got off the phone with my friend who also LOVES Cheese and has been eating too too much...going thru boxes of tissues for her nose and then her hip joint mess. So she tells me just now, she STOPPED all cheese and no nose blowing and her joints feel improved. People love cheese but it does NOT love us....and this is probably so as we age more...our bodies change.
I buy only gluten free crackers and NO breads of any kind. None. I usually have some cream cheese in the refrig but thinking maybe I need to stop that. Good old butter is probably best...crackers and butter.
Dairy is major allergy causing food...cheese big time.,
Welcome to the online community, it's lovely to have you here.
So your arthritis is worst in your knees and fingers, do you have a diagnosis yet?
Here is a link to help for hands and wrists
My wrist and fingers have struggled simce I've been doing more typing, I like heat for mine, I have a hot microwave bottle which is very comforting. I am also making sure I sit properly and have a rest for my wrists when I'm typing.
Knee pain is very common, lots of us here can relate to that - if you have any specific questions I'm sure between us we can help. In the mean time here is what we have on knee pain in general
I'm looking forward to your next post
Schar do fantastic 'Curvie' crisps (Pringles in disguise but without the gluten). The only problem is that they're very salty, so it's only a few at a time but they are very 'morish'! Janet x
Hi @frogmorton I spoke to a really pleasant gentleman on the Versus Arthritis helpline yesterday. He pointed me in this direction and I'm so glad I came. Janet x