Monday, April 30, 2018
Thinking It Through - Arthritis and Mexico
My arthritis is seriously flared at the moment. The last two weeks my bowling has been impeded by a bum hip making it much less fun. Sleeping has been dreadful. Today is better than yesterday which is better than the day before. Here's hoping I can get back up to my bowling average this week! And, you know, other stuff I enjoy!
when I was in Mexico. So...what was different? I came up with eight things--though they're of varying significance, I suspect.
walking and movement as a sort of medicine.
Bed - I slept in a different bed, of course, but still used two fluffy pillows like usual. Honestly, the quality of my bed rarely seems to matter in my experience. Sometimes my back hurts just as bad at home in my bed as when I'm sleeping on a two-inch air mattress in the mountains. Sometimes worse. I've tried firm and soft mattresses and one, two, or zero pillows and had no noticeable affect. It is probably worth noting that I didn't really sleep better in Mexico, either, based on my on recollections and on the sleep log from my Fitbit.