August 31, 2011

I joined a gym. I've been bad for many years about regular exercise but I have felt like I'm losing my flexibility and I don't want to end up in a wheelchair like my friend with RA. So, I went searching for a gym with water aerobics classes and found one. I went for my first class yesterday but due to some wrong turns I was too embarrassed to walk in late. Instead I drove to our community pool and swam which felt so refreshing on a hot morning. 8 laps was all I could manage. I'm feeling it today, sore and stiff. I'll try again tomorrow. An every-other-day routine will have to be it for now, until my body gets used to exercise. I am hoping this will help my joints and my lungs. 

August 26, 2011

My sed rate (measuring the inflammation in my body) keeps going up with each blood test, doubling from what it was 6 months ago. It doesn't make sense. Shouldn't the Enbrel and Methotrexate make it decrease? I'm in less pain now then I was a few months ago but the tests are showing something different.