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Wednesday, September 08, 2010

Just popping by with an update...

Is it possible to update, well, nothing?

I'll give it a shot...

Hubby is back at school.  Praise be to God!  Hallelujah!  Thank you, Jesus!  Although of course, now there aren't enough hours in the day for him to do it all, whereas before, there were too many hours to fill when I didn't have a "Honey Do" list ready for him...  I tried renting him out to the neighbors, but for some reason, he was hesitant to do work in someone else's home unless it was my mother's...

It's Happy Hump Day, and this week, that means that it's the 2nd day of my last 4-day work week until Columbus Day week.  I spent all of August working either 3- or 4-day work weeks.  For the record, I really do enjoy taking Mondays and/or Fridays off in August.  I would, also for the record, enjoy doing the same all year round but I'm thinking my boss might not be so enthusiastic.

I have gone for my 2nd visit to the accupuncturist.  I chose one who is also a medical doctor, a man I met at the accupuncture school where my mom goes for treatment.  I saw him in the lobby when I was waiting for Mom and we chatted and he seemed so sincere when he said how much he respected my old back doctor, who I loved despite his distinct lack of a bedside manner (fodder for yet another blog post some day...).  I can't really tell you if it's working although, coincidence or not, I am not using a pillow to support my left leg to alleviate the discomfort, and according to my mom, I'm walking up stairs a bit more easily.  What that means, I'm not sure, 'cause it sure feels to me like I'm hurting when I walk up them...

I will be starting to take 2 capsules of Jarrow Formulas' Curcumin 95, a dietary supplement that is actually 500mg of turmeric concentrate.  According to the doctor, he's been taking 2 a day for years and he says that even though his family tends to get arthritis bad, in a big way, he feels no joint pain 90% of the time, and turmeric is what he recommends.  This was after I told him I don't like to take Advil or anything like that too often; I wouldn't mind if it wasn't for all that potential liver damage...

These 2 capsules, along with 2 1 calcium tablet (I'm supposed to take 2 a day but I forget the morning one all the time), 1 Vitamin D tablet, another daily pill that I take -- do the math.  That's 5 pills a day.  And I'm in good health!!!  What's going to happen in a few years when I'm old(er)???

I start a Yoga Basics class next Wednesday.  I've been assured by a friend here at work that I will enjoy it and I won't quite 'cause it's too much like exercise...  The doctor said I need to work on my flexibility and endurance...  Updates on this fiasco to come weekly...

And it's 3:35pm so I'm going to head out and go home early.  'Cause I can.  'Cause my boss said I can.  'Cause next week I start my after-school hours:  I'll be at work from 7:30am to 5:45pm.  5 days a week, except for every other Wednesday when I have to go to the nail salon with my mom.  (Yes, life is hard... NOT!)

1 comment:

Mrs.B said...

I'lll be curious how the turmeric works. My fingers are getting badly deformed. I don't have a lot of pain but am always stiff.

Happy autumn to you both.