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Friday, March 4, 2011

O You Sessy Beast!

Where have I been? I promise that I have been fondling yarn and ciphering graphs and patterns, but I have been too tired to do much else. Over the past year I have slipped into a major funk, tired all the time... hurting all of the time... and dare I say it... a smitch bit moody.
A few weeks ago, my knees totally rebelled and would not cooperate with my need to travel up and down the stairs. My fingers were so stiff and sore that I was not enjoying the gift of knitting or crocheting. The bouts of depression were really starting to worry me. Mom had rheumatoid arthritis and osteoporosis and although I knew that I have arthritis in my knees and back, I was really starting to get concerned when the pain worsened and was constant so I caved and went to see the doctor.
The tests were ordered and I was so sure that the doctor thought that the pain was all in my head... well he did mention that "depression hurts"... and yes, that pissed me off. So they siphoned an ungodly amount of my bodily fluids... found that I had a UTI... I was hurting so bad everywhere else that I didn't realize that I had the infection... Well, the results are in and I am thankful to learn that I do not have rheumatoid arthritis. What I do have is a Vitamin D deficiency. Normal levels are above 30 and my level is 10. Well I am taking supplements to correct the problem and expect to start feeling better soon... come on soon...
The reason that I am sharing this with you that often Vitamin D deficiency is over looked. My doctor told me that at this time, I don't have enough Vitamin D to help protect me from cancer. The symptoms of Vitamin D deficiency for me includes: tingling in my hands, wrists, and legs, constant pain, traveling pain, chronic fatigue, insomnia, migraines, memory loss, unable to concentrate, joint pain, IBS, depression, moodiness, and inability to think clearly.
If you are experiencing anything like this please talk to your doctor about the possibility of a Vitamin D deficiency.


I want you to see my beauty... which I call "The Beast"

Big Daddy found it online for $129

2 extensions and 2 USM's = THE BEAST!

The board that THE BEAST is mounted to = 8 foot in length

Kat told me to either wear roller skates or get an electric wheelchair to operate the length of  THE BEAST!


  1. Love it!!!! Oh and thank you for the VD warning
    Get a plastic mat & a $25.00 rolly chair trust me you'll be fine! ALTHOUGH... Another suggestion will be to get some pvc pipe to fit over your table legs so that you can RAISE the height of your table so you can stand and knit. Then the roller skates will be rockin!

  2. Hmmmmmm.... Big Daddy is concerned that I am going to turn over the table... he strapped it to the bookshelf... LOL
    I'm think'n that if I stand on a skateboard and have the grandmonsters push me back and forth...

  3. ahh get a couple of cement blocks to place the legs in will make it hard on feet BUT... we all know are feet don't go under the table right???

  4. That IS a beast all right! LOL.
    Vit. D deficiency is extremely common, especially if you live north of the Atlanta-LA or wear sunscreen. The symptoms sound a lot like other issues too---fibro., hypothyroidism, etc. Did you also get your B12 checked and magnesium? And I hope you're taking a good Omega 3 supplement :)

  5. They took enough blood to feed a herd of vampires and checked for pretty much anything that has reared its ugly head in my family. I am a vegetarian and have not been as diligent about eating sensibly... you know... busy Goodie Syndrome... but now I have Big Daddy and Kat on my case... if they don't cure me... well...
    I'm breaking in the Beast this evening.. he is sooo excited I can hear him humming over there across the room as I work on the computer...

  6. Simple solution - an office chair! I can easily scoot from side to side and put the chair up and down depending on whether I am knitting or latching up sides on an afghan. I got hubby to bring one home from the office. Saves on pain pills ;-)