Wednesday, January 19, 2011
I did not do any elliptical today. I was tired and slept in. When I got up my joints were feeling pretty good but by the time I got to work, my knees and elbows were pretty unhappy.
I was done for the day trying to wrangle up people for our study at work, so I headed over to Kaiser for my appointment. I got there about an hour early. That's okay, on a few occasions I've even been seen early. That was not the case today. My appointment was supposed to be at 3:10 but I didn't get called back to see the doctor until after 4:00. She asked lots of questions, she looked at my knees, she listened to my heart and lungs. This was a yearly checkup originally. She said that along with the regular blood tests, she would check for arthritis and also check my vitamin D level. That's good because I was going to ask her if I could have my vitamin D level checked because I wear sunscreen every day and it's usually SPF 100. She doesn't think that I have rheumatoid arthritis, but I could have osteoarthritis. I could also be vitamin D deficient which can cause joint issues. She did send me to get x-rays of my knees since those are the worst joints. We'll see what they turn up and what happens with the blood tests. I won't be doing those until Saturday because I need to be fasting and their lab opens too late (6:30am) during the week for me to go before work. I should have some sort of idea of what's going on by early next week.
She did say no running or jumping (so no jumping jacks or jump rope...sorry, Jillian), until she at least sees the x-rays. Elliptical is okay.
So the answer is, we don't know yet.
If I don't stay up too late tonight, I'll try getting up in the morning to exercise. It's already getting late so I guess I should wind this down and get to bed soon.
I'll keep you updated!
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