Join Date: Dec 2007
Location: North of Boston, Massachusetts
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Monday, Jan. 4 - WORKOUTS!
Good morning, TEAM LIT!
Back to the grind for me, which means back to regular posting. I'll start with a brief health update and then get to it.
Symptoms over the last several months have ebbed and flowed or, perhaps better put, they have changed but all within the same boundaries. The last two weeks were really no different, only the most major symptoms were the heaviness in the legs and stiffness in the joints. I still have the other symptoms (occasional nausea, muscle aches in back, headaches) but they are more mild and completely manageable. That's good. On the flip side, the legs are heavier than ever -- and now they are heavy even when walking, such as for exercise and for walking up stairs or walking longer than a half a block. This is highly limiting, as I just cannot run. The stiffness in my joints is now very, very, very noticeable in a not-so-good way, though not yet at all limiting. I notice it mostly in the knuckles (everyday), hips, knees, and a few other places. I am beginning to think that the heaviness in the legs is the same thing as stiffness in the more prominent joints, but I'm not yet sure. Next doctor's appointment is in a month. I have decided that if that does not yield progress then I will pursue a parallel path with a Lyme specialist to at least rule Chronic Lyme in or out... even though the current doctor mostly ruled it out. (Long story, but many hospitals/doctors do not believe in Chronic Lyme... I have my doubts.)
2.8 mile walk early this morning. Tried to run a step here and there but couldn't.
Great day, friends!