Thursday, April 24, 2014
I had an appt. to see the therapist today about my walker. She agreed I definitely need one so 75% of the cost was covered by a government program. I got the walker right then. It is bright red and black. I can move it so easily, and even with so much pain in my knee can walk not too badly. After that appt. We had a little time so we stopped for lunch. I had eggs and rye toast. Then we went to the Mall where my doctor is. We walked all around the mall, with my new walker, and stopped at the jewellery store for a Pandora charm for my DD for her birthday in May. We went to the doctors office and thankfully it was empty waiting room. I went right in. He pushed on my knee in a couple of places while I cried, and has determined that it is not arthritis but, are you ready? GOUT!! GOUT? I thought you got that in your toe? Anyway. I have anti inflammatory meds to take and an Nsaid to rub on the joint. If it doesn't clear up in about a week, I have to go back.
Last night I went to bed at 8;30 and was back up at 10:30. I decided to try to go back to bed at 11:30 and went to sleep, finally, for 4 hours. I was thrilled. I was out all day today and so am getting tired again now but it is a good tired and I am hoping I will get a few good hours again tonight.
I went to the government service office on the way home from the doctor and got my health card renewed. It needed a new picture and I looked awful but the only time it is used is at the doctor or the hospital and if I am there, I usually don't look or feel that great anyway.
I talked to the Doctor about a weightloss program with some accountability and he is referring me to a weight and lifestyle specialist. It is covered by the government health care. I will have to go to another town but the buses run there and now that I have my walker, I can get around , or will be able to, and I can get there.
Have a great week and coming weekend.