Congratulations to our losers, Ramblin' and Twins'!
Tried to help dsecondmil with her difficult acid reflux. While here she asked for tums and I only had the gavis con because its been so long since we needed anything. But it was still in date, and she thought it helped. She is on one of the proton-pump inhibitors. I spent a month in a slow drug-reduction process to get off those, which FDA says are only for short-term use. She had forgotten a dose, and was having the rebound effect of even worse pain than she started with. I can't imagine what her dr is thinking, not monitoring more closely. She can't stay on this lifelong but she's already unable to stop taking it without pain.
HRH is experiencing weight loss, but of course it is loss of the weight artificially put on him so quickly over the last few months. He's delighted with little things as his meds are tweaked - he can flex his ankles more, turn his neck/head more. While this process happens, though, muscle cramps and pains increase.
Morning exercise so far getting a thumbs-up. I tend to go in cycles regarding time of exercise. I wonder if this has a seasonal component, in which the warmer months make more sense for this. Yes, I'm indoors, so you'd think it doesn't matter so much. But would I be disappointed in this on January mornings when I was cold and tensed up, and the sunlight hadn't yet "told" me it was morning. Or, am I just experiencing less stiffness than I used to, so that negative doesn't factor in. Interesting thoughts.