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.