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Back Doctor appointment

Friday, April 30, 2010

Did the followup appointment with the back doc - this was 3 weeks after the cortisone shot to the back. It did help, but I still have some pain. He asked if I wanted to do a second shot, but I said no-my knees need it next. I have to juggle how much cortisone in total so it's my choice. He also said the cortisone should not be making me hold water-so I guess I need to watch my salt more carefully.

Next plan-start moving more-I did my first swimming this week and made sure I didn't do any twisting. I felt fine the next day. Now I need to get into a habit of 2-3 times per week. If I don't do that, he would like me to do physical therapy. He put on the order no lumbar twisting since the last time I did physical therapy, it made my pain worse.

I follow up with his NP in 2 months. And made an appointment for the knee doc in six weeks. His NP is going to Alaska, so I may actually see him next time for the injections.

Hopefully the plan will also help me lose weight since I've been stuck in the 380-385 range for months now.

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  • MARIADALE
    Hope the shots help with pain.
    4108 days ago
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  • KRAZYKATT
    Sending good vibes your way. It's tough when you want to move more but your body doesn't cooperate. Have fun with your swimming!
    4109 days ago
  • SOCKITTOME
    I'm sorry you're having such a hard time because of the physical problems! Hopefully these treatments will help get things under control so you can move more freely and start feeling better!!!
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    4109 days ago
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