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Express appointment with the rheumatologist

Welp, my rheumatologist signed my form and gave me a script so I'll take that to the DMV soon to get a placard and ID card. I was more interested in the ID card since it'll provide me some protection at the University to have an official declaration of disability. I'll have to get to IKEA soonish and get that mini desk and stuff so I can set up a home work station for when I need it and will talk to Bossman about it.

Also, she offered a steroid shot but since I'm almost recovered on this bout, I declined since I didn't want any side effects from the shot now that I'm a bit more mobile. She did send over a script for prescription naprosen as well as a week pack with refills of steroids. When I feel a back episode coming on, I start the steroid pack to get the inflammation to settle down. Why that wasn't offered as an option in the past, I have NO idea. That could have helped me for years.

My GP had written me a script for aquatic PT and the rheum thinks that's a good idea. I'll have to find my bathing suit or maybe I'll treat myself and get a new one. Hell, mine are so old they'd probably fall apart anyway.

So moving along - hopefully in a positive direction.


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Mar. 29th, 2019 02:48 pm (UTC)
Omg I can't even read the word 'Ikea' without breaking into a cold sweat -_- Good luck there!! (Too big for my liking.) Can't wait to see what you get, though! :D


Very annoying about the "new information" on the steroid shot o_O Gee thanks guys... -_-

Definitely treat yourself to a brand new suit ^_^ You deserve it <3
Mar. 29th, 2019 02:53 pm (UTC)
Awww. I know you would probably be at ease with Emily an I in an IKEA because we take it supah chill.

Yeah, I'm BAFFLED as to why that was never offered as an option before. I don't like steroids but holy shit, spasms are horrible!

Heh, I'll have to go peek around and find a comfy suit. The reason why I didn't push for aquatic therapy before is because I haaaate the whole production of struggling to peel the clammy, chlorine-stinky suit off after. Ugh
Mar. 29th, 2019 02:56 pm (UTC)
...and I could be the safe little filling in our protective Oreo setup??

Well of course not BUT like you said, you want to know ALL the options so you could've made the most informed decision o_O Bleh. Doctors...

Ohh I hear you on the gross, chlorine-soaked suit -_- I find it revolting, too... But swimming is YAY!!!!!!
Mar. 29th, 2019 02:59 pm (UTC)
We always go before the store opens but the restaurant is open (half an hour early). It's nice to get in, get some coffee (their coffee is DA BOMB) and some breakfast and leisurely plan our strategy. And then we just bebop around the place testing out furniture and buying shit we don't need LOL
Mar. 29th, 2019 03:01 pm (UTC)
If there's bebopping, I'm there.

Mar. 29th, 2019 03:57 pm (UTC)
Sounds like positive things are in the works. That's great news.
Mar. 29th, 2019 11:55 pm (UTC)
I'm glad good things are in progress. Maybe a cute new bathing suit is in order.
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