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!!!