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Doctor's Orders

Thursday, March 10, 2011

After a couple of months worth of doctors appointments trying to figure out why I have so much pain in my back, we have a strong possibility: Lupus. I have been doing pretty well since joining SP and was excited. I tend to push myself hard and had forgotten how much I loved to work out. Now my doctor tells me that I can't do anything to wear myself out and that most exercising is out of the question. After pleading with him a bit, he did give in to letting me walk on the treadmill. I have to see a rheumatologist on March 24th so until then it is lots of rest. My doctor is pretty certain it is Lupus and believes it is causing problems with my liver which is why I have to rest I believe. I am just so frustrated that it is at this point when I finally find this website and so many supportive people that I also get a diagnosis which I have been searching for years for. If I am too worn out I wont do the treadmill and will try to get enough rest. Rest, unfortunately, does not come easy because of the pain but I am going to give it my best shot. Its only a couple of weeks until I see the Rheumatologist so I suppose I can try to follow Doctor's orders until then. Hopefully the Rheumatologist will give me the green light to work out more.
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    Sometimes our doctors are our best friends. Unless he is a complete dunde, I wuld heed his recommendations until I got a second opinion. I hope you reach an amicable solution. Keep docused. You can do it. Go for it.
    2604 days ago
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