Why Is There A Dip In My Stats?
You’ll be pleased to know it is a deliberate dip. A very deliberate dip, in fact. Carefully planned around my day.
Crossing My Fingers – Again
My apologies for my silence over the last six weeks or so. I counted my chickens before they hatched. On March 12 I published Changing Medications – What Can You Expect?. At that point it was roughly ten weeks since I had changed my medication for psoriatic arthritis (PsA) and I was finally feeling as if the new medication was starting to kick in. I was a little overly optimistic, as it turns out. Also, although not mentioned…
Watch for Ambiguous Billing Terminology
Do patients and providers all mean the same thing when we use certain words related to medical costs? Seems we don’t, necessarily.
The Costs of Medications
Most of us don’t just take one medication for one condition: as you will see here, we end up taking medications to counteract the actions of other medications. It gets messy. And costly.
Changing Medications – What Can You Expect?
Just ONE example of how changing medications may not be as simple as just opening a new bottle of pills. If you or someone in your life is changing medications, please be gentle. Be understanding. Be aware it may NOT be smooth sailing.
Let’s Revisit Pacing
People relate to me that they did a really good four kilometre walk but know they will now be stuffed for two days. I cringe. NO, NO, NO – do not do this! This is NOT Movement as Medicine! That is setting yourself up for failure.
A Dark Day
I debated about sharing this experience as I don’t want to worry anyone, but on the other hand the purpose of this site is to help people like me living with challenging health conditions.
Variety can be the Spice of Life
Don’t be afraid to be adaptable. Leave out bits of any program on days that a body part is problematic. Catch up later when that body part feels better.
Interview by Brainwaves
The podcast of my interview with Brainwaves on 3CR.
That Darn Pain Measurement Scale
We can quantify temperature and blood pressure. But not pain. Modern MRIs, CT scanners and ultrasounds let clinicians assess things their predecessors could only dream about imaging 100 years ago. But not pain.
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