10 January 2010

General Life Update

As some of you know, I've been dealing with some health issues as of late, which should be no big surprise since it is, after all, me. ;)

I've been dealing with some lower GI issues since 28 December. I finally decided to see a doctor last Wednesday. I wasn't able to get in with an MD, but I saw a nurse practitioner, who was very nice. She narrowed it down to five possibilities and did a bunch of tests, not all of which need to be discussed here and now. I'm not a TMI person, but you may be. :) Happily that particular issue seems to be clearing up, which means that some of the more serious possibilities she mentioned last week are probably off the table.

Since about two weeks before Thanksgiving, I've been dealing with sacro-iliac pain (that joint in the bowl of the pelvis). I've been seeing a chiropractor and a massage therapist, and things got better for the first few weeks, but then they plateaued after that. The chiro ordered x-rays, and I got the report last week. VERY preliminarily, it looks like I may be dealing with early onset osteoarthritis of the pelvic joints. So that's exciting.

The good news is that my chiro was a physical therapist before he decided to go to chiropractic school, so he's doing some stretching exercises with me, and one of the doctors who I work with has referred me to a PM&R (physical medicine and rehabilitation) doctor at work who is supposed to be very good. In fact, he used to be the team doctor for two of the pro sports teams here in Philly. So I feel like I'll be in good hands even if the final verdict isn't arthritis.

I'll keep you posted on both things, I'm sure.

In knitting news, I took a break for the past week or so because my hands needed it. After doing some SERIOUS deadline knitting as Christmas approached (that Ruffled Scarf for Grandma on those US2s really killed me) and then deciding to crank out a scarf for Mom during the week I was in Missouri... well, I just needed a break. But today I signed up for a test knit. So I'm back in the saddle again. I can't believe I signed up for something with another deadline, but oh well. Wish me luck!


  1. Man, you just can't catch a health break can you?? Ugh! {{ hugs}}

    I keep saying no more deadline knitting, then I say ok, one swap at a time, then all of the sudden I have a freakin schedule! Oh well, better than not knitting!

  2. If you have osteoarthritis then the poppy-cracky kind of chiropractic is NOT good for you. I will happy to discuss this with you at length (I went to chiro school before I did acupuncture school, and hubby is a DO). Also, check out the Nightshades article on my website (http://rosefamilyclinic.com/articles.html).