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Taking Remission Further with Better Earring.

  • By LoMac77

    Hey all!

    I was told by my rheumy that I was in remission 3 years ago. I couldn’t believe it. After 35 years with RA I was certain that would never be a reality for me. But it is!
    From that moment on I lived life like I always had though. Eatting whatwver I wanted. When I wanted. My activity was moving from the couch to the bed.
    In July of 2017 I reached a weight In was scared of. 272 lbs. I have been overweight my whole adult life but this was scary.
    My doctor also shared with me that my blood pressure was at a very scary level. 188/142
    I was ashamed and scared. Yes my body still hurt, but not like it had. There was NO EXCUSE for my current condition.
    My meds were working, Humira, methotrexate and Celebrex together had calmed my RA from a roaring lion to.a purring kitten.
    If I wanted to live to enjoy life in remission I had to change my lifestyle.
    I had been vlogging on YouTube but I wasn’t being open about the current situation. I decided to sit down with my camera and come clean.
    I wanted to feel BETTER.
    I began eliminating carbs, sugar and salt. My love of potato chips, bread and McDonald’s fries went. I began earring fresh veggies, fruit, while grains in moderation and drinking more water.
    As of today I am down 32 lbs. More importantly I feel EVEN better than ever. My inflammation is nil. I move with ease and I Have NO morning stiffness.
    I love to go for walks and not hurt after. For the first time ever I am seeong what it is like to jave muscle pain. Not joint pain.
    I share my story so that you all can perhaps see some inspiration. I am 40 years old and was diagnosed at 2. I know only this life and I want to share my journey with you all!
    Here’s the link to my latest vlog.

    The journey continues…..

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  • By Alesandra Bevilacqua Keymaster

    Hey LoMac77! Thanks for sharing with us. Wow – what a journey you’ve gone through! I’m so glad to hear your RA has been in remission and that you’ve been relieved of some of your pain and inflammation. Congratulations on your weight loss – that is a serious accomplishment! I think it’s great that you’ve created a vlog to talk about your story with other RA warriors. Thanks for sharing your support with our community! Wishing you a gentle day today. – Alesandra (RheumatoidArthritis.net Team)

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