Still hit and miss.
Saturday, July 18, 2015
I want to thank everyone who commented on my last couple of entries. I am hitting the busiest time of my work year for school bus training and am not keeping up with much online right now.
There are a few options for my back ... or more accurately a protocol they follow. Everything starts with me losing weight. If I cannot lose weight then most any treatment will not be very effective. I do have stretching and core strength exercises I do almost daily.
After I lose weight, if the pain persists they will do an MRI to get a more clear picture of the damage. Usually the next step is epidurals. If the epidurals do not work then they discuss surgery.
Not being in pain is a good motivator, but wanting to ride my bike again is a better one. I have 2 nice road bikes (one very old and one about 10 years old). I need to lose a lot of weight for the frame and tires to support me. Also, at my weight I would be too top heavy and much more likely to crash.
Today I finished day 7 of my 28 day (nearly) vegetarian challenge. So far so good. I lost a few pounds, increased fruit and veggies by an incredible amount and minimized all animal products. I am so happy with the first week.
I hope to pop in here more often, but if Saturday morning at 1:38 a.m. is the best I can do, then that will have to do.
Just for the record, my Ambien is in full effect as I type ... So surprised I didn't make any typos.