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Doc update

I have to head to a dreaded staff meeting in five minutes so I'll give the cliffs notes version of the rheumatologist visit yesterday:

- She prescribed a muscle relaxer/anti spasmotic which I haven't tried for when my back goes wonky. Don't want the back to go wonky but it's only a matter of time so I hope this one works
- She wrote me a script for PT which is annoying to find a decent provider so back on that search. I don't understand why she listed the reason is for osteoarthritis in my knees. My knees don't hurt - I can go upstairs without issue. However they try to go out when I go downstairs which causes acute pain. Big difference. But she did say that I need to build muscle around the weak joints
- I asked about diet, to improve issues with inflammation. She said less sugar, less fat, lower but not "low" carb
- She also randomly said that I should NOT consider getting gastric surgery which is interesting because I didn't bring it up. She says I'm nowhere near big enough and it's entirely too much risk. She said maybe if I was 400 pounds and it was a lifesaving issue. 


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Nov. 6th, 2018 03:36 pm (UTC)
I am wishing you luck right now in that meeting!

That is all good ish news from the doc? Let me know if you try out any new recipes :)

Nov. 6th, 2018 05:53 pm (UTC)
Eh, it was the usual annoying group meeting. A wasted hour, as usual.

I do need to come up with a better gameplan for eating. LOTS more veggies, healthy snacks, all that.

But I am SO BUMMED. I called to make an appointment with my GP to follow up about my BP meds and she's leaving the practice as of next week so I can't see her again! ACK! I've had her as my doctor for 16 years. :(((((
Nov. 7th, 2018 10:17 pm (UTC)
*LOL* yup that sounds about right.

I am so failing my fruit and veggie needs now that we're in the off season :( I need to do better there, too.

I just read about that :( wtffff
Nov. 6th, 2018 07:34 pm (UTC)
Best of luck and healing vibes! I hope it all helps!
Nov. 8th, 2018 07:36 am (UTC)
Sending out mental huggles and some heals.
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