Congrats, ATTHEINLET, on maintaining your weight despite the challenges to your activity and spirit. In 2010, I had to cut back my calories 3 times: once for 3 days for a sore knee, and twice for longer with a sore left shoulder. I cut back from 1775 calorie tops to 1475 as top of calorie range. It worked.
But my situation was much easier than yours as I knew I was healing and would be back at it soon.
You hang in there. You are doing amazing!! Best luck in negotiating the health care system. It can be so frustrating. Hope you get the answers you need. Be determined. Stay with them. Keep asking questions. Look. In 1999 I finally got a referral to Shands Hospital at U of FL and after 9 months of terrible jaw pain got relief. (And, no, at the time I hit my all time weight high due to feeling awful and giving up and drinking milk shakes because I couldn't chew.) Praying that you get your anwers, too, and can resist the temptations of comfort through food!
Central Florida, Eastern Standard Time Zone
Marsha's Keys to Success = Tracking! Super Foods! Step Up Cardio! And most important: Quit Quitting!!
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