Defn: a human male displaying evidence of devolution - exhibits distinctive "caveman-like" tendencies. This man often dribbles in public places; cannot drink a beverage without spilling it on himself, the floor or someone else; may also run into objects like lampposts & bushes; has a definite "sloopish & short legged" running style that is slow and low to the ground, often resulting in the dragging of knuckles.

These throwback neanderthals, along with their questionable diet, should clearly be avoided.

Thursday, August 4, 2011

Diagnosis: Arthritis. Prescription: Running

Was confirmed today at Dr appt that I have Rheumatoid Arthritis, it is apparently a quirky kind in that it comes and goes for no apparent reason.  Food, exercise, sleep habits - not really a contibuting factor either positively or negatively. 

I may have some other types of arthritis, as further symptoms (on wrists, fingers, lower back) are displaying possibilities of other different types (there are many types of Arthritis apparently).  Rather than throwing drugs at it - I elected to get some further tests (blood work) to try to give the doc more data to determine whats up - instead of throwing things at the wall (like drugs) to see if they stick.

So, it's a month tracking how the body does.  Running is encouraged, along with biking, swimming.  I'm all for that.  I'd far rather know what is going on than just (somewhat) blindly try to treat it.  Exercising is not likely to hurt or increase it.

So, run, bike and possibly swim, I will.  In fact - got on the treadmill this morning and did a mile, 3/4's of it sort of jogging.  I cranked up the incline to 10% because it actually felt better than it being flat.  16:15 for the total mile.  During and afterwards no real problems with pain or swelling. Progress - slowly and surely.

Pikes Peak Ascent here I come, smells like Bacon up there......

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