I was hoping to see a post from you this morning and I’m anxious to know how you are feeling. BNOP was the first blog I ever started reading several years ago so I feel like I know you. I am so sorry you had to go through being so sick while traveling. I know you love travel and love your independence but I really think it would be much better if you could develop a travel companion. Being as sick as you were, it’s hard to made decisions for yourself & a companion could help. I really think you should have been transported to a hospital instead of the ship bringing a doctor in. Worried about you and hoping you are doing better and if you aren’t home that you will be soon.
I’ve been eating this way for about 3 weeks now and I’ve already lost almost 7 pounds. I chose to change the way I eat to a ketogenic diet because despite running, my previous diet of fruit and veg, some protein and complex carbs wasn’t helping me shift weight. I was actually the heaviest I’ve ever been! Then I read Keto-Adapted, and I now know why I’m the heaviest I’ve ever been. I no longer crave sugar and feel guilty about the food choices I’m making. It’s like my body knows that a ketogenic diet is the way to go 🙂
My seizing onset of PMR was May of this year and the diagnosis was confirmed by a number of blood tests . The doctor also did blood work for additional immune diseases. Before diagnosis, I went through over a month of heart studies due to the pain in my chest, racing heart, high blood pressure (unusual for me), etc. We realize now, all the problems were the onset of PMR. I've been on 60 mg of pred. down to 30, just had a shot of 125 mg on Friday and am now in my 4th week of additional methotrexate, without much change. I was told I will not be getting off the methotrexate. My body was seized to the point of total immobility. There were few things, including getting into bed, I could do for myself - until the prednisone. Now, my body moves, but there is also a lot of pain that is full body. The Rheumatologist will probably put me back at 60 mg. of pred. again, in Nov. The side effects of the meds are not helping. This is such uncharted territory. It is encouraging to read that many on the list are at such reasonable doses of prednisone. I'm not sure that is where I'm going to be for a while, but will remain hopeful. Thank you, thank you for this list. MariGrace