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What a week. Multiple days of getting to the office at 6:30 am and not leaving until 9:00 pm — with nonstop meetings from 8:00 am to 5:00 pm in between. Sheesh. The late hours I can handle, but sitting in meeting rooms for nine hours is not good for my joints.

Anyway, because of these meetings, I was trapped and wound up eating non-Paleo lunch two days when the team brought in food instead of breaking for lunch. The good news is that even though I didn’t lose as much as I wanted, I’m still down a pound so far this week and hope to make another 1/2 pound since I’m now “back on the wagon.” The really, really good news is that the relief I’m experiencing from the pain and stiffness in my joints continues, despite my diet slip. In fact someone in the office dropped something and I knelt down to pick it up before I even realized what I was doing. Kneeling used to be something I didn’t do without a lot of deliberation of whether it was really, really, really worth it.

On the Arava¬†front, I was in a panic. My pharmacy called and said that they hadn’t gotten any in to refill my prescription¬†and didn’t know when they would. I called three other pharmacies (in between all my meetings) with the same result. However, today, I stopped in to talk to them and they said they could get the brand name (rather than the generic I’ve been taking), but that it would be a higher co-pay. Not a problem. I’ve been very happy with the addition the addition of Arava to my medicine mix and I was more than a little upset to think my doctor might have to prescribe something new for me. And even though it’s a bit more out of my pocket, I’m more than happy to pay it for the relief I get.

Hopefully my life next week will be quieter (although I don’t hold out much hope at this point).

I hope that your next week brings you health and joy. Thanks for checking in.

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