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7/29/10 10:13 A

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That is great that you are starting to lose weight again.

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6/17/10 6:06 P

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Thanks Mark,
It has improved already! I'm starting to lose weight again and I think that's helping.

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6/17/10 9:53 A

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Lester, I hope your pain gets better

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6/9/10 4:12 A

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Erin and Mark

I'm still hanging in there! I'm trying to keep moving. I cut the grass yesterday (I have a small yard). It only took 30 minutes. But I still continue to feel that same pain. I'm not scheduled to see my RA doctor until July 23, but I think I'm going to schedule a visit sooner. July 23 is to far away.
Hope you guys are doing ok?

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6/6/10 12:08 P

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Anytime! Please let us know what you decide to do and how you are. Take care!

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6/6/10 11:01 A

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Thanks for your advice about walking in the pool and exercising. I appreciate your response and insight to this problem. I will keep you posted.

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6/5/10 5:08 P

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Lester,
That is where all of my pain begins. All of it. I found that I have arthritis in my sacrum. A regular x-ray can normally detect it for the doctors. After diagnosed facet injections will help lessen the pain and Mark is right about exercising. The best you could do is walk back in forth in a pool. Good luck and please keep us posted!
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6/5/10 12:32 P

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Thank you Mark for your support and knowledge.
I appreciate it!
The pain has gotten better but not completely gone.
Lester

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6/3/10 12:19 A

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It very well can be AS. My AS is in two primary places. the neck and the lower back, which includes the tail bone. All though it is in my whole spine those are the two areas that it seems to be the most aggressive. Exercise has been the best medicine for treating the pain. Find a good therapist who can give you exercises to do for pain in that area.

It is sometimes difficult for them to determine if it is the AS or an inflammation like the cause of sciatica. So it is possible that you are having a sciatica inflammation.

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5/29/10 12:54 P

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Has anyone on this team ever experienced pain around their tailbone.
All of a sudden I started to develop pain in that area. Was wondering if that might be linked to AS.???

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