Sunday, February 27, 2011

Pretty Stormy

It's that time of year again.  We have a line of storms headed right for us, a ton of lightning, 60 mph wind and pea sized hail.  Ahh, spring time in Oklahoma.  I just strapped down the hot tub cover, brought in the cushions from the patio sectional and the wind chimes, all while listening to the low pitched rumbling thunder.  Both of our dogs get nervous when storms move in so they are stuck to our heels tonight.  I don't believe it will be a bad one once it arrives, but it is getting us in practice for spring time. 
My RA is still doing great.  Still have pain from it but it is very low and quite tolerable pain.  I know there is no cure for RA, and controlled is the best I can wish for, but I could get use to this.  I have been working on an adjusted nightshade plan and think that this may play some part in it.  I will share more with you later on what I am doing, especially if I continue to do well.  

I am headed in for an outpatient procedure tomorrow morning, hopefully this will help me enjoy life again and get me back on my bike as well.  My KTM is starting to think I have forgot about riding.

13 comments:

Wren said...

It's terrific that your RA is giving you so little trouble and pain, Terry. Here's wishing you the best on the outpatient procedure, and that the spring storms will be mild all the way through to summer. Looking forward to reading more stories about your adventures on your bike in the backcountry.
Hugs to you, as always.

Tonya said...

Very glad to hear you are feeling well. Yay! I am anxious to hear how your nightshade experiment goes.

tharr said...

Wren, I am loving the way my RA is behaving for now, sure hope this continues. Thanks, I am just ready to get today over with so I can get back to riding. Have some good rides ahead of us once I do feel up to riding again.

Tonya, thank you. I love most of the nightshade veggies and I don't think I can completely give all of them up. I will talk more about what I am doing later.

Squirrel said...

Good luck with the procedure Terry! im sure you'll be back on the bike in no time :)
the storms sound scary, we dont really get anything like that here. stay safe!

Lana said...

All these things are a sign of spring. The snow from Friday is melting and we are getting lots of flooding. (Facebook page has photos from Friday’s storm) Kids’ school and daycare were closed as a result of flooding. The RA news is wonderful and I hope that you have many more pain- free days – you and me both. Removing nightshades and possessed foods from diet makes a lot of difference in your symptoms. Good luck with the procedure and hopefully you have a speedy recovery

mary said...

Yeah for less RA pain. Hope it continues and that your procedure goes well. It is great that you are getting it out of the way before spring really hits.
Thunder rolled though here last night. Had 2 very nervous dogs jump into bed in the middle of the night. I don't know how 2 dogs that are suppose to be hunting dogs can be afraid of thunder. They really freaked when we had snow thunder this past winter.

good luck tomorrow!

tharr said...

Squirrel, just got back from the doc and it was something different than what they thought. Got a prescription and if it is not better in 6 weeks, will have a quick little surgery. But it's going to be a while before I can ride. : (

Lana, I am way past being ready for spring! I'm going to look at the pics. I am almost scared to feel this good because I know it won't last and soon I will be hurting again. RA prevents me from even enjoying my good days now!

tharr said...

Mary, that's funny ... 2 hunting dogs in bed with you. I don't think they were scared, just using thunder as an excuse to get on the bed! lol Thanks

mary said...

I don't know??? The black lab was sitting right on top of me during that storm. Big baby girl. Fireworks just about do her in. Gun dog my eye. Still love her though.

Cathy said...

I'm looking forward to reading about your removal of nightshades.

tharr said...

Cathy, I have experimented with several diets and cutting things out since being diagnosed 8 years ago. I have to say, so far, this is the first thing that appears to be working. I will continue with what I am doing and if I have further success with it, I will post about it in a moth or so.

Anonymous said...

Terry
I got home yesterday after my Orencia and found the Thrillbillies on, Travis was in Panama. I thought of you when I saw Travis ride across that swimming pool. Weather is still winter here but things are starting to thaw some. With the warm days coming up, this may be my last weekend on the ice (still over 14" thick) for the hard water fishing. I hope you can climb on the KTM soon.

Phil Syr

tharr said...

Phil, I love the Thrillbillies ... the whole Nitro Circus gang is insane! I have several of their DVD's. If I were young and healthu I still wouldn't do the swimmimg pool thing ... too much work fishing a bike out of 8 foot of water. lol It's still cool though. We have had some gorgeous weather lately. No riding planned but getting some work done on it during my downtime. Take care and keep on fishing.