back when i was having trouble walking (SI joint mostly), i grabbed my camera to force me to slow down. the slower pace really helped. and with camera in hand, i discovered a new hobby, making up for some of what i lost from not being able to walk like i was used to.

i join in your mourning, i do understand, but eventually i think we each come to terms with it and find ways to compensate.

not to say there aren't times, days that i fall into as my husband calls "self pity", but i do try not to dwell there.

still its hard to give up pieces of us, its a real mourning process i know.

but each new thing i discover, helps a bit with the old things i've had to give up.

think when you have a personality where you've never said never before in your life, its a hard new concept to grasp.

heart
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sue

Spondyloarthropathy, HLAB27 negative
Humira (still methylprednisone for flares, just not as often. Aleve if needed, rarely.)
LDN/zanaflex/flector patches over SI/ice
vits C, D. probiotics. hyaluronic acid. CoQ, Mg, Ca, K.
chiro
walk, bike
no dairy (casein sensitivity), limited eggs, limited yeast (bread)