JP wrote:Nice to see you back
Sorry to hear about the problems but sounds like you are determined! though refusing medication always worries
Frostfire wrote:I can totally relate . I was diagnosed with RA 6 years ago and have been on biologics ever since (the injectable immune suppressants). You are correct that the side effects are almost as bad as the disease. I get scary infections once or twice a year. Usually lung where I can't breath but a few months ago I got an intestinal infection! I don't heal very well and the fatigue just knocks me down so much I have to take sick days from work. Not to mention the persistant low-grade fevers (only a degree or two above normal) that just make me feel awful, but not bad enough to legitimately skip work.
I'm sorry you have so much on top of your RA as well. So far my thyroid is still chugging along, but I get it checked regularly. All the women in my family have hypothyroidism (all three older sisters, mother, aunts, grandma, etc) so I'm just waiting for the day it gives out!
For lifting, I know what you mean about grip. I do a lot better with pushing motions than pulling and straps are no help. My routine is constantly in flux depending on what has "flared up" at the time.
And I love that meme! I'm going to steal it
Konstantin wrote:Good to see you back. Sorry to hear about the health issues, but great to see such a positive attitude. (Like you would give in to it!)
Do you have any competition planned?
muchluv wrote:When I grow up I want to be Gelert.
thestoatyone wrote:Good to have you back sweetie; sad to hear about the health drama. All the best for the recovery.
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