View from lunch yesterday in Stonington borough in CT
Tomorrow is 11 weeks since my second knee replacement and 22 weeks since my first. Feeling good. I just went on a walk with the dog and realized that I was at a normal walking pace. It felt good. I’ve been doing 6000-7000 steps per day and hope to start upping that a bit. At this point, the most uncomfortable thing I do is stand still. When I stand still, I feel pins and prickly pinches in both knees. But otherwise I’m moving along very well. I went out in public the last 2 days wearing shorts. I’ve decided I don’t care about the scars.
My RA? I wish I could say it was better but it’s not. I’m still very achy every day and mornings are tough. I saw the rheumatologist this week and he suggested increasing the amount of methotrexate I inject each week. Today was the first morning I tried that. We shall see. The dose I was giving myself before wasn’t lasting the week so that I would dose a day or two early, which didn’t thrill my doctor.
The stomach upset that comes with restarting Xeljanz XR has mostly stopped, so I hope that I will soon feel the full effects of the medication. The doctor said that 2 major surgeries was probably a shock to my system and my immune system is a bit out of whack. Good point.