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Hope you feel better.
Seriously, though, I've been thinking about raising veggies again because the price of everything keeps going up.
Pollysmith, I didn't think to look for a gardening group on LT! I joined GardenersClick and BBC Gardeners World sites - the latter has got some good 'how to' pages but the groups I joined on GardenersClick don't seem particularly active. I've got one of those kneeling pads and it's amazing what a difference they make to cranky knees, isn't it?
Pmackey, I've managed to get some rocket to grow and have even had some in a sandwich! But the radishes (which I understand are supposed to be really easy to grow) show no signs at all! I've also got some seedlings growing that I forgot to label. Ho hum ... I'll learn, I hope :-)
My mother-in-law gave me quite an old book (no publication date, though I think from searching it's about 1950) that I was surprised to find that other LThingers have. I shouldn't be surprised though, should I?
(I am not related to anyone at Easy Spirit nor am I accepting compensation for this. Like an evangelist, I just want to spread the good news!)
I have post-polio sequelae, one of which is fatigue. Also, due to the structural deficiencies, bursitis in my left hip. My doc told me (a) anti-inflammatories, which you are already doing, (b) ice, and (c) stop abusing the joint. All of that helps.
In the meantime, I tell myself, I just have more time for reading!
I've a little arthritis in my knees, ankles, and other assorted joints in the body, but all 'age appropriate' according to a rheumatologist I went to for my right hip pain. The hip pain was due to advanced arthritis (the left hip was fine, go figure) and I eventually had a THR (total hip replacement) on that one side.
Shoes are very, VERY important! I wear good sneakers with not only support, but with rubber soles to cushion my joints from the shock of walking.
Food can have a big impact on arthritis or other inflammatory conditions. Did you know that certain foods can make inflammation (arthritis, etc.) worse? For that reason, I avoid certain foods which helps keep me from aching a lot. The big culprits I avoid are tomatoes, potatoes, eggplant and peppers, all member of the nightshade family. I also avoid high fructose corn syrup and other refined sugars. I've noticed a difference in my pain when I avoid those foods.
Berries are GOOD for you, like strawberries, raspberries and blueberries. Pineapple is also very good and seems to reduce my inflammation.
My thyroid's been checked, no problems there.
I do have some soreness in my right elbow at times, usually after I've tried pulling something heavy, or played ball with my dog: it appears to be bursitis but with some rest, it gets better.
Don't you LOVE having to 'go easy' instead of just doing what you want to do? ::insert annoyed smiley here::
There's a verse in the Bible about how people go through things so that they can wind up helping others through the same trials. Makes sense.
This afternoon I mulched ten junipers that we planted last week...and now I'm feeling it in my shoulders and right elbow.
Anyone else do some yard work this weekend and want to sympathize with me? :D
aaaaaand theres no coffee. :(
I will ask the doc to check my thyroid
And no one better make some snide comment about "you must be going through the change..." or I might react rather strongly... ;)
So far, my ankles and hands are OK. Thank God for that.
I won't take supps. I don't have anything against them; I just won't take them. That's just one of my quirks. I have a refrigerator shelf full of supps that are slowly expiring cuz I simply will not take them.
Hope you all feel better.
I have arthritis in my hip, knees and hands, age-appropriate for the most part. However, I had a total hip replacement three years ago due to the advanced stage of arthritis in one hip.
Before I had the surgery, I found that if I avoided certain foods, I did not hurt as much. I have continued to stay away from certain foods since my surgery, and can tell the difference when I indulge in the 'bad' stuff!
Some of the foods that increase inflammation are:
tomatoes, potatoes, peppers, eggplant
Some citrus fruits are bad as well.
Stay away from beef and processed meat such as bacon, sausage, and deli meat.
Try to limit your intake of refined sugar and any corn syrup, especially high fructose corn syrup. Don't use artificial sweeteners, either.
Avoid fried/fatty foods.
Sometimes dairy foods can make your inflammation worse.
Alcohol and caffeine can increase inflammation, too.
The good stuff to eat includes:
fish (salmon, tuna, and others rich in omega 3)
pineapple (fresh if you can find it)
blueberries, strawberries, cranberries, raspberries, cherries
orange vegetables such as carrots, yams (sweet potatoes)
walnuts, almonds, hazelnuts
whole grains instead of refined 'white' bread and pasta
Try it for a few weeks and see if it makes a difference in your pain levels. It did for me!
I have a bone spur in my right knee and no amount of anti-inflamms, pilates, yoga, or Easy Spirit can change that. I have no health insurance and no sugar daddy, so paying for knee surgery is o-u-t out.
I continue to attend ballet class twice/week but only do grand plie in second position, don't do petit allegro and have to re-choreograph most of grand allegro. Otherwise, I may as well leave after piruoettes. My point is that I refuse to go down without a good fight.
Also, after just returning to the workforce 2 months ago (after a 13-month layoff) I found out yesterday the company is canning the tech writers (me) at the end of June. It is my fervent prayer that I will qualify for unemployment, athough I fear I may not.
Oh yeah, and my condo is in foreclosure.
If there's any award on this thread, I think I won it.
I'm moving into the house of a friend who has a HUGE backyard, and I will soon be up to my elbows in mud and gardening, which I love.
It's not all bad. I just wanted to get in on the griping. Although I really would like some help with my knee!
Daughter and I went out for a late lunch (Mexican) then food shopping. Mind you, when we left home there was not a cloud in the sky. Once we had gotten all the food in the car and started home I saw the dark gray clouds and tried to beat the rain, but it was a double-wiper event for about a mile or so. Crap! My clean car! Rained on. Fortunately, I wasn't on any gravel or dirt roads so once we got home and put the groceries away i came back out with a clean towel to wipe the windshield and rear window. Perfect. Didn't even look like it had been rained on. Then, just as I was putting it into the garage, it got sprinkled on again. Not much, but still. Daughter, bless her pointy little head, was smirking at me the whole time.
I ended up having a good laugh about it.
everyone knows that washing the car is The Official Rain Dance.Works every time, even in southern California.
Being FROM Southern California, I remember lots of weeks where instead of washing my car I'd ... get ready for this ... dust it with a feather duster. True story. I got it detailed every 10 weeks and sometimes it didn't get rained on once during that time. Lots of road dust though, so that's how I kept it clean.
He is absolutely a liar. He's right about the gully-washers, but there are days and days of misty irritating rain.
So I've been rained on twice since my gripe above. Still looks good. Drives better too - y'all do know that cars get better mileage and drive better when they're clean, right?