Phat50chick is still alive and thriving!! I’m still Phat, but I’m happy and feeling really good. Haven’t felt this good in a long time. RA still makes me ache a bit, but for the most part I’m in a good place physically. For Christmas I got a fitbit. I have wanted one for a long time, and I’m loving it even more than I thought I would!
It’s tracks steps, stairs, activity and calories burned. It syncs with the laptop and my mobile phone so I can keep track throughout the day. I can add my food to the log to know the calories that I’m consuming. Best of all, it will log my sleep and tells me how long I was asleep, how many minutes was I restless and how many minutes was I awake. I have a long history of poor sleep, so this has been eye opening to me!! No more blaming my fatigue on RA, the meds or getting older. I truly am a restless sleeper and I do wake up very often during the night. Not sure what to do with this information about my sleep, but I’m going to watch the patterns and chat with my primary care physician when I see him next.
I visited my rheumatologist this week. He was so impressed with my progress. We talked mostly about skiing as he is a skier. And yes, I’ve done some skiing this year and most of the days I’ve skied, I haven’t had to take any pain meds. The only day I did was the day AFTER I went bowling for the first time in 10 years.
So while there are days that I want to cash it in and step off the treadmill, I believe that I’m thriving right now and I need to keep doing what I’m doing. RA be damned!!