Friday, June 25, 2010

Great Week!

So this week I decided that Zumba was just not enough for me 3x's per week to assist with the weight issue.

This week I've decided to drop my caloric intake to 1200 calories per day and I am walking 3 miles, 4 times per week. That's right! 12 miles this week!

My knees are stiff today but while I am walking I feel great!
Isaiah has walked 9 of those miles with me and I am greatful for him keeping me company. You would think that my girls would jump at the chance of being able to "exercise" with their mom but....we all know that will never happen!
That is just too much for me to ask! Whatever! That is a completely different BLOG in itself!

Started the sulfur salazine this week. Taking one 500mg in the morning and one at night! then next week 1000mg in the am and 500mg at night. then the following week I get to have 1000mg in the morning and 1000mg at night. Whoo-hoo!
Party over here!

It makes me very queezy but I get through it! Still sticking to the 1200 calories per day!
Thank you Lean Cuisine for making this very easy for me!
Well tonight is Zumba so I will not be walking and tomorrow morning is also Zumba so if you would like to come and hang out I will be there!

Until next time, keep praying for me and I will pray for you!
God bless!

Wednesday, June 16, 2010

Another Dr's Appt

Okay here we go!
Seriously, can I ever get the same doctor? The VA hospital has so many interns that I feel like I should carry a video with me
each time that I go because I see a new intern each time and have to explain everything over and over again!
It is such a pain in the backside!
Then when you tell them your concerns about weight gain and/or weight loss does anyone ever listen? Why do they ask you
if you have concerns if they are not going to listen to you! Because telling me that maybe I don't know how to count calories correctly or that maybe I'm not aware of my metabolism slowing down because of age? Really!
So first they tell me I'm stupid and now they are calling me old! HELLO!
Are they waiting for me to lose my mind and begin complaining about depression!

Now they want to increase my methotrexate from .7 to 2.o and add Sulfur-Salazine

Sulphasalazine and lung toxicity. S.D. Parry, C. Barbatzas, E.T. Peel, J.R. Barton.
#ERS Journals Ltd 2002.

ABSTRACT: Sulphasalazine prescribing is on the increase. Pulmonary toxicity and
blood dyscrasias are rare side-effects. Numerous case reports have been published
implicating sulphasalazine in pulmonary toxicity. The authors searched the literature
for cases of sulphasalazine induced lung toxicity and the 50 cases identified are
discussed here.
All published case reports/letters referring to sulphasalazine and lung toxicity were
studied. The search terms "sulphasalazine" and "sulfasalazine" were combined with the
terms "lung", "pulmonary disease", "pneumonitis" and "pleuritis" using Medline and
PubMed databases.
Typical presentation of sulphasalazine-induced lung disease was with new onset
dyspnoea and infiltrates on chest radiography. Common symptoms were cough and
fever. Crepitations on auscultation and peripheral eosinophilia were noted in half of the
cases. Sputum production, allergy history, rash, chest pain and weight loss were
inconsistent findings. Pulmonary pathology was variable, the commonest being
eosinophilic pneumonia with peripheral eosinophilia and interstitial inflammation with
or without fibrosis. Fatal reports were infrequent. Most patients were managed by drug
withdrawal with 40% prescribed corticosteroids.
In conclusion, sulphasalazine lung disease should be distinguished from interstitial
lung disease due to underlying primary disease. Despite the increase in sulphasalazine
prescribing, pulmonary toxicity remains rare. The majority of patients with suspected
sulphasalazine-induced lung disease improved within weeks of drug withdrawal and the
need for corticosteroids is debatable.

That is what it is! So Going from bad to worse! I'm going to be taking 2000 mg per day!
Really! How does this show that they heard me when I said any issue about weight.
This is just giving me more crap to take!

So until next time, pray for me and I will continue to pray for you!

School is almost done! Two more days....


Wednesday, June 9, 2010

Wednesday Woes!

It is only Wednesday! Two days after the methrotrexate shots and my knees have been killing me....not to mention my hands are feeling as if somone has taken tiny nails and placed them into my joints as they continue to move those nails around.
Sad thing is its not just in the mornings it happens at night when you are trying to go to bed. UGH!
On the other hand...Zumba is going great!
I love being energized and being able to move to the music!
Don't get me wrong, I'm exhausted and extremely ready to soak in a hot bath afterwards but it helps you keep your joints active and moving!
Don't you wish there were tiny little elves that could massage your joints on command!
Wouldn't that be great?
So Summer is coming and soon it will be time to put on that bathing suit! Yeah Right! Like that will happen
Let's go back to my favorite subject! Weight! What the heck is going on with not being able to lose weight?
Really! Doing Zumba 3xs per week for hour long classes, getting your heart rate up as you are supposed too....but the weight is not coming off! Argggghhhhh!
Help! Someone come up with an idea as to how to make the weight come off! Please all ideas are welcomed!

Okay until my next post! You pray for me and I will continue to pray for you!
God Bless!

Tuesday, June 8, 2010

Loving Zumba

Hey everyone

Just thought I would drop a quick line to let you know that I am fine.
I have been very busy lately
Still on Methotrexate and still doing Zumba

Keep in touch!