Wednesday, July 25, 2012
Yep, I have back problems. I have Lumbosacral spondylosis without myelopathy, which he also referred to as Lumbar degenerative disk disease. What a mouthful!
The doc recommended that I continue the exercise program that he gave me but that I should do it every day. I was doing it on days that I did not walk or bike so I guess I'll have to change my routine. He also recommended seeing a podiatrist and taking injections for pain if necessary and a wrote note requesting that I be allowed to wear tennis shoes to work.
I haven't made any phone calls yet but I've decided to cut down on my walking for now; maybe limit it to a half hour. I've spent the last two days getting the house ready for Mom's party; EG. painting, washing linens, cleaning the kid's rooms/garage/basement,shopping for new shower curtains/rugs, etc. ( We've been in the house for 18 years and everything beside the new floors is original.) Because of our drought, the yard is a mess and I've been spending time weeding out dead plants, raking leaves, and watering. The work never ends! The worst thing is that our bath tub has been dismantled so I can't take my relaxing bubble baths. We have two more tubs in the house but I'm too lazy to wash out the gunk that my kids have left in them.
Okay, my ramble stops right here. I hope that you are having a great week......mine sure is busy.