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My Crisis: Osteoarthritis Flair-Up

Friday, July 26, 2013

This has got to be the worst flair-up I've ever had!!! I can barely walk as it's now in my left hip, radiating down my thigh to my shin! So very painful sitting, standing, walking, lying down...I think I covered all the basics, lol.

A good friend of mine took me to my dr today and the doc kindly chewed me out for not coming in sooner (it's been inflamed since Monday night) I also had a PT treatment today with electrodes with warm heat, ultrasound and gentle manipulation of my leg and thigh/hip area. My dr put me on Naproxen for pain and Flexeril for muscle spasms. He'll see me again on Monday.

In the mean time, I'm to do nothing but rest, lay down, take my meds and apply heat when needed. I'm to do no lifting, exercising at all, except my gentle stretching exercises my physical therapist gave me.

I'm NOT giving up my plan or my lifestyle changes, sure, I can't exercise, (even taking a couple of steps hurts so) I'm still on my South Beach diet and getting plenty of water and freggies in and counting every BLT too!

I'm just taking a break from SP (I'm to be on bed rest for now!!!) so I can recuperate! I even lost about 3 lbs last week!!!
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    Hope you feel better soon!
    2060 days ago
  • TONYAB2000
    I'm so sorry. Take care of yourself like the Dr. ordered and I hope you feel better fast!
    2061 days ago
    I hate for you to be in pain. Take care, rest, eat well and we'll "see" you soon.
    2061 days ago
    i'm so sorry your in pain I will pray for that you get better soon.
    2061 days ago
  • BEFIT019
    Oh, I'm sorry you're in pain. I hope you recover quickly!

    emoticon on the 3lb loss!
    2061 days ago
    I'm sorry that you're really suffering. I pray that you feel better soon.

    Great job for sticking to your plan and losing weight despite not being able to exercise.

    Take care of yourself and get better soon!

    2061 days ago

    Comment edited on: 7/26/2013 8:20:38 PM
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