Monday, February 2, 2015

Still unpacking from Thursday's rheum appt

I feel like I'm still unpacking from my rheumatologist appointment on Thursday.

She wants to me live where stairs are not a thing.

She says yoga is right out for now, because it's balancing your own body weight and right now my joints and muscles can't handle it. Instead, back to the water with me. Or Tai Chi, but let's face it - I do not have the balance for that.

I'm frustrated because I knew I was not doing awesomely, but I didn't realize I was doing so poorly I guess? It's winter in Wisconsin, so I'm generally worse off. Maybe that's part of it.

I'm starting to look at cars because taking the bus is getting to be a lot. It's really not that bad, but when you throw on top the idea that we're looking at hip surgery? People don't even get up for younger gals with canes... will they do so with crutches? I have my doubts sadly.

Speaking of, I've called to see where in the triage process I am with the surgeon. He got back to clinic last week, so he should be making a decision on my case. From the docs I work with, it sounds like the normal process is to inject the hip first to see if that eases the pain, so we'll see what happens. I'm guessing that would be a part of the surgical consult.

I helped a patient this morning talk about joint injections, but I've never had one. I'm not excited about it. But I also recognize that they serve a purpose.

Oy.

I honestly don't want to think anymore about being sick today. It's a bummer.

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