To quote a very dear friend, ‘arthritis’ sucks canal water!
Last Dec. I went to my family physician for back pain. It has been with me for some time now – what, maybe 3-4 years? I have always thought it was from not exercising as much when it showed up. But it has been getting progressively worse. So, off I go to the local ‘Medical Hobby Center.’
After ‘Faud el-Something-or-another’ examined me, he set me up for an ultra sound, and a series of x-rays. Two weeks after these tests, when I didn’t hear anything from him, I called to see what was going on. He was not available, so another doctor read the results and I was told I had arthritis in my back. Swell. Nothing more was said.
So, what can I do about it? BSOM. Drugs? BSOM. Physical therapy? BSOM. Yoga? BSOM.
Not hearing anything from ‘the Center,’ I made a high-speed pass through the VA Clinic here in town. Good call. Ibuprofen and physical therapy. Don’t know if it will work, but at least I’ll feel as if I am doing something about it – rather than just complaining about it. And that is good.
Arthritis still sucks canal water, mind you…