Friday, December 09, 2005

Im in a Holding Pattern

Hi guys, this may be my last blog for a while because I have had to stop taking my arthritis medication last Monday because of the impending op and I am slowly seizing up. Just about every joint is aching and some are starting to swell. And here was I thinking that the anti-inflammatories didnt really do anything. My right hand is the worse swelling-wise.

With everything that is going on at the moment I forgot about weigh in last night. I wont be able to go next week because I will be in hospital so goodness knows when I will be back in the swing on things.

So, I am officially going into a holding pattern until my life returns to normal. But I will still be reading everyones posts, continuing to be inspired by you all and I will keep in touch as much as I can. Once I can go back on the meds I should be okay again and then I have to work out an exercise routine for a person who cant walk or drive at least until the end of January.

Once I am up and off again, I will be back to Tai Chi, Pilates and Body Balance plus the gym 3 times a week and two walks around my neighbourhood a week to check out everyones housesa and gardens.

My friends are plotting how to get me a wheelchair so that I can go out with them on New Years Eve and Jess wants me to get one too so we can go shopping together. She has a vision about taking me into any shop she wants to and I wont be able to walk out but the image of that shopping expedition seems a bit pathetic to me so I think I will stay at home and plot my pre-recovery and post recovery.

Everyone, have a wonderful stressfree Christmas and New Year.
May Santa bring you everything your hearts desire or that you need.
Be kind to yourselves and if you have a lapse dont beat yourselves up, move on.
Talk to you all soon


  1. Julie, here's a special Christmas hug for you. I hope you're not in too much pain and that your recovery is quick.
    Kia kaha!

  2. Hi Julie - hope all goes well for you and also wishing you a very speedy recovery - take care:)

  3. Julie, I'm sorry to hear that you won't be blogging for a while! I hope you have a speedy recovery and wishing you and your family all the best for Christmas and the New Year.


  4. Hi Julie

    Hope all goes well for you and that you recover quickly.

    Catch ya in the new year


  5. Hi Julie,

    I hope all goes well with the op and look forward to hearing from you once all has settled down again. Here's to a speedy recovery!! XX

  6. You have tremendous spirit Julie and together with your family and friends we will be sending get well quickly vibes to you for your operation. You have done really well so far with your weight loss and this will continue in the new year. You need to focus on your op now and on recovering quickly.

    I hope you have a wonderful, peaceful Christmas and look forward to catching up with you in the New Year. Thank you for all your support this year. I really appreciate it. M xx

  7. Hope the op goes well and that you have a speedy recovery:)
    Have a great Christmas and New Year:)