on a positive note...
Thursday, May 19, 2011
I slept well, woke with less low back pain than yesterday morning.
I accomplished 15 minutes morning pt stretching home routine. Then later did 25 minutes with weights at official pt.
My visit with my pcp went well. My blood pressure is great: 128/74, though my weight is not - due to the steroids now, and not fluid retention. Ugh. My doctor gave me some healthy snack suggestions, and a calorie intake range - she said I could drop it to about 1500, since eating at 1800 with less exercise is not going anywhere..
Back on the positive note - I "grew"! My height was 59 and 1/4 inches today at the dr's office, instead of 59 ". So yes, the anterior cervical discectemy and fusion DID add some height back. (I was 60 and 1/4 " before I "shrunk", and have been 59" for at least the last year, if not longer).
My blood work - no lupus, no Lyme, no RA. It does show I had some kind of virus, but no idea when, or what. My physical therapist is still thinking about it, wondering what caused it. He noticed after therapy, my face is breaking out again today. He said keep an eye on it. He thinks one of the tables that I lay on face down, with the face cut out, to lift hand weights may be a culprit! Interesting if that is the case. He thinks it could be a latex allergy. I am still semi-flushed - not a full rash. I will watch it today.
I am waiting to hear back from the surgical department about scheduling the arthroscopic knee repair - torn meniscus and lateral release.
On a funny note, I just got called outside by my husband's high pitched whistle. I thought he may have fallen, but no, thank goodness, that was not the case. He had climbed up to install a plant hanger on the side of the porch, and was up on the ladder, and his pants had fallen down (He HAS lost a lot of weight!). He needed me to grab the plant, so he could pull up his pants. I couldn't stop laughing, at least he didn't get hurt!