Well, it has been awhile since I posted in the Journal, and that is because...I fell off the wagon for a couple of days and then got embarrassed.
Anyway, things were stressful but I was dealing, then my sweet kitty who I had for 15 years got really sick and we had to put him to sleep.
He was a great buddy and honestly he had a wonderful, healthful (until the last week) and long life (he was 17!!!) but it just tipped me over the edge for whatever reason and I basically just said "whatever diet" for two and a half days.
What is interesting is that I had within a month become complacent enough to think it would not be that big of a deal. I had forgotten somehow how awful I was just weeks ago!
But I WAS WRONG! I got all the same pains and swelling and overall exhaustion I had months ago, although not quite at the worst level. My ankle psoriasis returned. And as each day goes by that I am back on track, the psoriasis, pain and swelling lessen a little.
So it is nice to know that to a large degree my chronic illness is under my control and affected by my choices, not just utter and uncontrollable randomness. I just wish I hadn't needed to get off track to realize it!
But I am back on the horse, so at least there is that.