Tuesday, April 5, 2011

Back to Normal

Felling pretty good again so how come I don't feel happy about it? I think I know it's a matter of time before ol Arthur is back. Sucks to feel this good and have it taken away and every month the bad days are outnumbering the good.  At my appointment last week my doctor asked me to call my insurance company and see if I would be approved for every 3 weeks, basically they requested this already and the letter the insurance company sent is really vague and not guaranteeing  payment. According to the insurance company I have been approved this whole time it's my doctors office that is not liking the wording. This really annoys me that I have been suffering the last couple of months and could have had treatment. When I called the billing lady and told her I was approved she still sounded unsure. So it comes down to this......if I flare this month I am done. They either give me the infusion or switch my meds because I can't do this anymore. DONE!

Some more promising news is the diet  I mean......healthy lifestyle is going great. Since my infusion I am walking 2 to 3 times a day and yesterday I did a workout DVD to get an extra workout in. Friday I took my son to the zoo and we walked around for almost 2 hours. The eating part is coming together nicely. I think my attitude has made a huge difference. Usually if I have a bad eating day I give up...failed. I am now realizing going out to eat and having something bad is OK, being good 95% of the time is the healthy way and having something bad once in a while is normal and even healthy. I also think hiding the scale was a good move. I know I am down at least 6lbs from my last weigh in but the next day I was up 3 and that's when I decided I can't be near a scale. So I won't know if anything has changed till my doc appointment April12th.

Goal for Week 3
  1. Keep on track with the healthy life style 
  2. Bring lunches to work every day 
  3. Eat a healthy breakfast 
  5. Increase lunch walk to 30min from 15min
  6. Add a workout DVD in or walk with son weather permitting  
                                                          **Weekly Reward**
                                                             Bingo on Friday

Almost a month in, I can't wait to get my new shoes lol  I'm learning to take it day by day and baby steps. It's all about mini goals to get to the end result :))

"I define comfort as self-acceptance. When we finally learn that self-care begins and ends with ourselves, we no longer demand sustenance and happiness from others."
Jennifer Louden


  1. I absolutelly love it!!! I'm sorry I didn't see your email on facebook until today, I'm don't get on much but I'm glad that I looked today and saw it. Your an amazing strong woman and I know you can do what ever you set your mind to doing. Keep up the good work. loves ya girl!!!

  2. Genny, I just sat here and read your entire blog. It always gets me choked up reading about other stories of RA and the pain and suffering because I know it well. Congratulations on the strides you have made this far. If you need any encouragement, especially in the healthy eating area, I am here! Eating an anti-inflammatory diet has changed my life and I love to share it with others. Hang in there...you are doing great!