Thursday, June 23, 2011
Little Arthur Itis
"You have a bit of arthritis in your right knee, but nothing that would cause the pain you mention," Dr. Burandt's nurse said. Of course not, that would be too simple, too neat for it to work.
I am to continue with the Melixocam for another two weeks but I'm to add Glucosamine and Chondroitin to my stable of pills. I already take a multi-vitamin and a calcium supplement since too much dairy gives me, well, just don't stand downwind. If this doesn't make me feel better, I'll be back to see the orthopedic doctor I saw the first week in April.
I feel 127 years old. Actually, I hope, when I'm 127, that I don't feel like this. I just want to be able to, without pain, get up when the phone rings, climb the stairs from the basement with a basket of wash and not wonder if my hand will hold the basket, stand up and not take 5 minutes to walk across the hall to ask Jon a question. I know there are people with much worse problems than me. I can walk. Some people can't.
Tomorrow's task is to find these vitamins and add them to my daily intake. Whole Foods, here I come.
Beverage: Edinburgh's Finest tea