I guess it's time...
Friday, October 04, 2019
I've been on the roller coaster of weight loss for over 20 years now. It's been nearly 20 years since I was under 200 pounds. Life is hard on a diet. I like food. I like the bad foods. I have a million reasons why I am a big girl. I only have a few reasons to not be. But they're pretty significant, so I guess I need to put on my big girl panties and toughen up.
I have been struggling with back pain for about 10 months now. I've tried almost everything. I've had a spinal injection that helped tremendously about 8 months ago but it didn't help my hip pain. I did months of aquatic therapy with some results but not enough. I saw an orthopedist who saw no issue with the hip, but tried an injection anyway. That only seemed to make things worse. I cried in his office in frustration of not knowing what was causing my pain. He referred me to a neurologist who had a lightbulb moment, pushed at a spot in my low back that took my breath away, and said "yep, that's what I thought". He was convinced that my problem was the sacro iliac joint. He set me up with a pain management doctor who scheduled me for a series of two injections in the joint 2 weeks apart. At first I felt no relief from the first injection, but after about a week I started feeling so much better! I had some unrelated health issues that I knew were going to keep me from having the second injection, so I called to reschedule. That's when I found out my insurance denied the second injection. I finally found relief and my insurance says no. I'm nothing if not stubborn...so I'm fighting it!
I had my yearly appointment with my primary doctor this week where she told me that based on my current labs, I've slid onto the diabetic spectrum. I tell ya...if it's not one thing it's 20! So now I'm trying to eat better and take some of this weight off to see if I can nip that in the bud.
So there it is...my crazy medical journey into weight loss. Maybe I'll make another blog later about the rest of the chaos that is my life!