, I feel you on the arthritis. The barometric pressure does seem to make a difference, doesn't it? Are you painting for pleasure or for maintenance?
, yes, bird handlers disease is psittacosis - it's such an irony. My mom has taken care all her life to stay at a healthy weight, never smoked, all that - and then her interest in parrots did her in. Her lungs are in such bad shape, her doctor has brought up lung transplant - the survival rate of that is awful!
And I have to disagree with you - your determination IS inspiring! Even when you don't think so, I can see that you are working hard to keep yourself in a healthy place.
, here's a little something to help you hold onto those 150s: