Thursday, June 23, 2011

Little Arthur Itis

X-Rays have been reviewed. I gave 5 vials of blood yesterday and those have been screened and processed. I'm sure reams of paper have been printed. What is the verdict? Well, going into today I rather felt they would find nothing that would illuminate the cause of the severe pain. You know, I hate being right some times.

"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


1 comment:

  1. First, often Glucosamine and Chondritin can be found as a combo pill, rather than buying a bottle of each.

    Secondly, I've used glucosamine and gotten great results, but it takes 3 or 4 weeks to really see results. I'd be happy to chat more about it!