I’ve been able to walk much more easily recently. And this is great. However it’s been a bit tough and there are multiple factors.
One of those is finding that line where an activity is helpful and where it starts to take up time/ability that could be spent living in other ways.
It’s hard to really understand until you start feeling like you are hoarding every step and every tap on the keyboard.
So for walking I had to accept a really really really limited start. Literally around the block. This was due to pain immediately and pain further in the day/night.
I can’t exercise my RA away, but what this is for is general health. Yes, we still have to think about heart health, about everything that comes with being a biological entity.
We don’t get a reprive from anything. in fact there are higher rates of some diseases due to all those inflammatory markers hanging out systemically.
Anyway. I’m really happy with the walk I am doing now, it’s long enough to have an impact, not as much as I’d like for my former self who would want five times as much, but not so much as to take away from the rest of my life.
That said, a trip to the shops and the walk means I’m pretty much useless for anything else for the day.