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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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    Hope the shots help with pain.
    4108 days ago
  • KITT52
    4108 days ago
    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
    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!!!
    4109 days ago
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