Look at reducing gluten intake (or ditching it all together). There are direct ties between inflammation levels and gluten based in numerous peer reviewed studies. If you haven't read it before, check out the book Wheat Belly by Dr. William Davis. It was one of the first things my CNP recommended to me and the reason I am SUPPOSED to be GF lol.Bless your heart. I know just how you feel though. If I had a nickel for every time some doctor told me "that's impossible" or "it's all in your head" or " well it must not be that bad -- it hasn't killed you yet" I'd rival Jeff Bezos fortune.
And I am right back where I was, too. Doc took me off methotrexate because my liver enzymes were thru the roof and lowering my dosage did not help. I think he's mad at me because I wanted to wait 90 days before trying anything else. Oh well ... It's my body.
And it ****ing hurts all over right now. I spent most of the weekend in bed until yesterday afternoon. Have another appointment with the neurologist today. He's a pretty food fella, though, so I am sure it will be fine.
Right now I am not eating meat of any kind, or oil. All the sugar I get is from fruit (or the maple syrup on my oatmeal. I haven't seen a reduction in the swelling or pain, but I haven't been at it long so I'll ride this horse a little longer and see what happens.
Looking back, my Mom was dx'ed with Scoliosis but the more I learn about AS, they more I think that's what she had. It would make sense since AS is genetic. I refuse to end up like her. I have vivid memories of being little and in my innocence rubbing her legs and back thinking it would help b/c she was laying in bed just sobbing. She was in a wheelchair by the time I turned 14 and permanently bedridden before I turned 18. I have at least made it longer than that for my own kids and I'm pretty sure I'll go into a casket before I willingly give up and go into a chair. I'm waiting on my Humira delivery to get here. This will be my 2nd dose. I'm really praying that it does SOMETHING good.One Frugal Prepper, my heart goes out to you. My child has AS. It's a hard row to hoe for sure. God bless.
I think this is harder for me for two reasons; one I do view her as my own child and she's been seriously hurt. That alone makes me want to go claws out. The other is that while I am not the world's greatest mother at times and I have made serious mistakes with my bio during her childhood (I was a raging drunk 3 of the first 5 years of her life and I am not a nice drunk. Then we were homeless, yada yada yada), I could never - even at my worst - have imagined doing that.OFP, you are trying to analyze something that won't have it. The woman is sick and selfish. No desire to change. I too suffer the trying to figure out what sometimes is best to leave as is. Sadly there is less societal pressure to act responsibly. I think you have done the best analyzing possible b personally rejecting the nasty life style and living a good example.
My sister just put her house on the market on Thursday last week. When I saw she was putting it on the market for what she hoped to get for it, I was a bit disheartened. The real estate market in Toronto is crazy right now but you see most sellers put their house on the market well below what they expect to get. Her friend listed nearby under market value and sold in a couple of days for $100k over asking price. My sister's is still on the market. Before she put it on the market, I did mention the need to put it under expectations to get attention. Her friend's house had 30 people through it in just a couple of days. My sister has only had a couple of people in. I know it will sell, but with houses selling in under a week in her neighbourhood, I feel bad for her. Her and her husband are loathe to haggle and hoped to bypass games. Not an option in this market.I'm totally freaked out today because we're making major life-changing decisions and selling the house in which I have lived for nearly 20 years.
It's not that I'm so attached to the house -- I'm excited that we'll be able to look for land to build our dream home -- but I'm completely overwhelmed by the realization that we (meaning mostly me, because he's working ten hour days) have to pack or toss everything in the house and on the property by May 1st.
May 1st, because the property will likely sell to a developer within the first week, and they will want us out ASAP because it's construction season, and they'll need to start right away to get the major work done before Fall.
I have no doubt we'll get offers in the first 24 hours, because the selling price suggested by our broker is in my opinion grossly under market value. I know it, because the comps we discussed aren't at all comparable -- they're smaller and/or lower density properties. She likely knows it too, but she wants that fast, easy commission.
I have news for her -- she'll have to work for this one. We'll list it for the price she suggests, but we aren't accepting the first offer we get unless it's significantly over the asking price.
There are NO other properties like this one in the county. And this property is ideal for low-income disabled, people whose rent is being paid by gubmit agencies. In other words, the developer of this property is guaranteed to be paid rent for every unit, on time, every month, even during the pandemic.
They can build 14 (!!!!) low-income units on this property.
So yes, it will sell... probably after a bidding war. And then they'll want to close the sale ASAP, and we'll need to move out before closing because with the eviction moratorium in place, nobody is going to pay money for a property that still has "tenants".
Which means that instead of posting here, I should be hauling ass to get the house emptied out, tossing or packing everything we've accumulated over the last 20 years...
Yeah, totally overwhelmed.
Yeah, I've given my advice, but I know better than to repeat myself. She'll hear me once but it's best never to repeat yourself in my family.Tell your sister that buyers now use software, not agents, to search for houses. They can put their budget "ceiling" into the search, and then all homes above that are filtered out. Or they search from lowest to highest value, and never even see homes priced higher than their reading-fatigue range.
In other words, people might be willing to pay more for your sister's house if they looked at it -- but because she set the value so high, most buyers don't even know it exists.
How does your severance package look? My older sister was laid off a couple of years ago with 8 months severance package but got a job paying similar money in New Brunswick (much cheaper than Toronto) a month later. It was fantastic because she was earning 2 full time incomes for 6 months. I'd never been jealous of someone getting laid off before. You might find other work online.We're getting our house ready for market on May 1 too. Prices here are stupid high right now and I don't expect it to last, so we want to get as much as possible even if we have to rent and stay in PA a year or two till DH can retire.
I'm still working full-time but my entire department of 80 was told last month our jobs are going to India and we'll be laid off in July. I've been working from home since March of '20 and was hoping to stay with this company and keep working strictly online for a few more years and build our nest egg up even further, so that was disappointing.
We'll also find out sometime in July if DH will be able to retire now or if we have to hang on here for awhile. I expect the house to sell quickly and the buyers want to be in sometime in June, so we will have to move not long before I get laid off.
Lots of uncertainty right now and I'm thankful to be older and calmer, because I've been through so much uncertainty that it doesn't phase me anymore! Que sera, sera.
Oh, how I wish! LOL. I was only with the company 1 1/2 years and my job is pretty minor. My severance is 2 weeks pay. That's it. I can't even look for another job right now because I don't know if we'll be moving south in July or August. But it's all good. We'll land on our feet somewhere, we always do.How does your severance package look? My older sister was laid off a couple of years ago with 8 months severance package but got a job paying similar money in New Brunswick (much cheaper than Toronto) a month later. It was fantastic because she was earning 2 full time incomes for 6 months. I'd never been jealous of someone getting laid off before. You might find other work online.