Eurydice (eurydice72) wrote,
Eurydice
eurydice72

So I had my appointment with the rheumatologist today. He's sending me off for a whole bunch of bloodwork, but he said to my face he doesn't really expect them to show much. After looking me over, hearing what I had to say, making me move for him in various ways, etc., he's of the opinion it's just good old-fashioned osteoarthritis starting to sink into my bones. Yes, I'm young for it, but oh well. When I call back in two weeks to check on the status of the bloodwork, if they don't show anything, he doesn't see a reason for me to come back in.

Which is pretty much what I needed to hear, to be honest. I can deal with plain ol' OA.

Part of the plan is to hit the weight loss hard in the next month, including re-signing up at the gym so I can start taking the water aerobics (low impact and still aerobic enough to work me, woo hoo!), the beginner's/gentle yoga class, and specific weight training to target the muscles around the joints that are weakest. I'll work the exercise in gradually so I don't shock the system too much or run screaming in the opposite direction.

But seriously, it's time. And I'm kind of really excited about it.
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