What I know For Sure: Loving with arthritis is not possible until you unburden yourself of the secret. Telling your friends and work mates eases the pain outside and in. Today I'm feeling lots of love from Down Under....more
Today the Washington Post reported that the Senate Finance Committee's health care reform bill, if passed, "would require people to buy insurance or face penalties ranging up to $1,900, to be assessed on their income tax returns."...more
Joint pain in my hands and wrists has been making typing on this laptop (and a lot of other things) somewhat problematic over the last few weeks. Usually when this kind of thing happens to me it only lasts a couple of days, and I generally try to ignore it. I'm not at all excited about the prospect of having any additional medical problems.
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Eating healthy and trying to maintain a healthy weight are important for our overall well being. But there is now growing evidence that eating anti-inflammatory foods can reduce symptoms of chronic illness and even prevent heart disease.
Should there be a ban on Vicodin and Percocet? Darvocet or other narcotics containing acetaminophen? What about over-the-counter medications with acetaminophen?
This is what I think...
We can't just ban every medication that has serious problems associated with overuse. It seems to me that educating people who are taking these medications would be more helpful, than making them totally unavailable.
Don't get me wrong, I'm not denying the seriousness of Acetaminophen overdose...
I love Tai Chi. I enjoy the classes, the movements, and the benefits. I don't want to be a martial artist. But I do like staying limber. Tai Chi helps with that. I need to improve my balance. Tai Chi helps with that. I need weight-bearing exercise for my bones. Tai Chi helps with that.
As a person living with chronic illness, I was intrigued to read a post on dating with fibromyalgia. I can totally understand how complicated relationships can be - especially when you are living with an illness that isn't easily recognizable to the average person (an invisible chronic illness). It seems to me that "dating" isn't the real problem, it's trying to have a "relationship" that can become complicated.
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