Photo by: Mat Hayward/Photoxpress.comI had my Rheumatology appointment this past week. My doctor has strongly suggested that I start taking a medication for RA that will prevent symptoms. I definitely do not want to do this! So, he and I made a deal and I have an appointment on February 1st with him to follow up on this deal. From now until then my homework is:
- Research three different medications that he would like me to choose from.
- Eat to prevent inflammation. I believe so strongly in eating to prevent symptoms that I am remaining dedicated (again) to show him that it truly works for me. I honestly don't know why I even stray from eating correctly when it increases my quality of life.
- Exercise! Oh me oh my! I do not even like that word. I have made so many great excuses to not go to the gym. Time to just get moving!
In closing this post I want to share a quote by Kevin R. Stone, MD, "The way you live directly affects your joints. The healthier your lifestyle, the healthier your joints." I know this to be true and his words are an inspiration to me as I hope they are to you.