Sunday, March 27, 2011

Exhausted But Good

It has been a crazy two weeks since my last post.  I have been working, mowing, disassembled my motorcycle, traveling, dodging storms and I'm sure a couple of other things that I forgot.  We went to Texas last week for our daughters wedding.  It was a beautiful place and we had a great time.  I have a post about the wedding but I wanted to let my daughter read it first before I post it.  

I continue to do good with my RA, even though it followed me to Texas.  I didn't have much joint pain but the fatigue was a killer while in Texas.  I laid down to take a nap and slept 3 hours, just barely getting up in time to get dressed for the wedding.  The ride back was long and hard on me.  I hate traveling when RA is showing it's ugly side.  Since getting back home and settling back into work mode, it has calmed back down now.  

As I go farther along, I am finding it easier to get along without my nightshades.  The killer for me is potatoes and strawberries.  I love both of these and I doubt I will ever give either of them up completely, but I have been cutting back on them.  I am also starting a post about my nightshade experiment.  

I am going to put my bike back together this afternoon and ... if I still feel as good tomorrow as I do today, I'm going to slip out for a short ride down to Rich Mountain and back.  I am excited over the possibility of sneaking in a ride.   

10 comments:

Cathy said...

I thought about you during your posting break and hoped that the break meant you were out enjoying life! Glad to hear your daughter's wedding was nice (even with RA in attendance). I am really looking forward to your post on nightshades.

tharr said...

Cathy, thanks for thinking of me. I will catch up with everyones blog this week, been busy and been having a good time.
Talk to you later

Wren said...

I'm so glad to read that your RA is giving you a bit of a break, Terry. And it's terrific that you've felt so well, you've been way too busy to post! I missed you, but I'm pleased and relieved that wellness was the reason for your absence.

Congratulations on your daughter's wedding. I'm looking forward to reading about it. And as for the nightshades... Potatoes I've learned to live without, since they're a really high-carb food and therefore not good for middle-aged, pre-diabetic, chubby women. It was HARD giving them up, since I love them and they're such a staple. But I did it. Now, potatoes are a very, very rare treat.

Tomatoes, though, I really couldn't live without. Fortunately they're okay to eat, diet-wise, but I'd have a terrible time giving them up because of their nightshade qualities. I love them in salads, and what in the world would I do without tomato-based pasta and pizza sauces?

You're one tough guy, Terry. My hat's off to you. Hope that ride went well and that you enjoyed it thoroughly!

Squirrel said...

Really glad to hear you're doing well and congratulations to your daughter!

How interesting about the nightshades. Looking forward to your post about it.

tharr said...

Wren, I will get caught up this week. I have missed keeping up with everyone, I hope all is well with you.

I don't eat french fries or potato chips, but my weakness is a baked potato with a steak. I have tried to eat a sweet potato in it's place, but it's just not the same. Since I rarely eat a steak, I'll just eat a baked potato every once in a while with it.

tharr said...

Thanks Squirrel, I have been surprised how easy it has been doing without some of the nightshades that I used to eat. I'll get over to your blog this week and catch up with you.

Living It, Loving It said...

I am sure the change in schedule, the drive, and other stress that weddings bring didn’t help. It is over now and you can go back to your old routine. Congrats! I am sure that this was a huge leap for you giving away your daughter but you got through it.

tharr said...

Lana, it was a nice weekend, but as you point out, there were stressful factors involved. It was a pleasant weekend in spite of the fatigue.

rheumforgod said...

So happy to hear that the wedding was wonderful. Can't wait to see pic.s and hear more about it! You were in my state! Hope you enjoyed your stay. Texas is certainly huge, but if you are ever in my neck of the woods again, would be fun to know what city you are in in the event that I could meet you! Hope this finds you and your family well today.

tharr said...

Kelli, it's always good to hear from you. We were down at Granbury just outside of Fort Worth for the wedding. It was a beautiful town with the lake running through the town. You're on, I'll let you know next time we get down that way! Hope everything is going good for you and your family. Talk to you later.