It is well beyond time to update you on Phat50Chick and what’s been going on in my life. I am home on a Saturday Snow Day and it feels good to have a restful day after several busy weeks. I was working from home this week one day and was out walking the dog and slipped on the snow covered ice three times. I didn’t hurt myself, but I admit that I was sore yesterday. I felt it. RA doesn’t like it when you fall. Fortunately today’s snow is a dry snow and not icy, so I was able to clear the walk with the power shovel I bought this fall. Part of my admission that we can’t do all that we used to.
The RA is definitely present. I’ve not had the pain free days that I’ve had in the past and I attribute that to stress, my diet and not exercising enough. Mr. Phat is still struggling mightily and we don’t yet have any answers as to what’s wrong with him. We have ruled out some things but questions still exist. I work really hard and then come home, walk the dog, bring up wood for the nights fire in the woodstove, and have to help manage food. I used Hello Fresh for a month and that was great and convenient but the cost adds up over time. I got some good ideas and have taken on more of the decision making for dinners. We have also found the convenience of ordering groceries online at Walmart and picking them up. It’s easy. Mr. has been our grocery shopper, but walking the store takes so much out of him, that this has become a wonderful solution. We’re not loyal Walmart shoppers, but sometimes you have to do what you have to do.
Mr. has an appointment with the neurology department at Brigham & Women’s in 2 weeks and we are hoping to finally get some concrete answers. We know he has some pinched nerves, but the local neurologist feels that there might be something underlying. I admit to having a few tears when we got the phone call from Boston with an appointment. We have been far too long without enough information and he seems to slowly deteriorate.
Meantime, I’m trying to be better about my eating and need to start doing more fitness related things. I know being too busy is a really lame excuse. So I’m done with lame excuses……