Health Update - 18th June 2021

Health Update - 18th June 2021

So, following an MRI scan the other week, today I had a telephone consultation with a specialist from the hospital.

Confirmed, I have Osteoarthritis in my back to go with my Ankylosing Spondylitis (which my 2 weekly injection works on, which explains towards the end of the two weeks I am in more pain). It is due to wear and tear. 

The specialist asked if I have ever lifted anything heavy on a regular basis when I was working, as far as I know I have never lifted anything on a regular basis!

They want to do more investigating when they open up for appointments again. 

The specialist likes my way of describing things. Every day pain (that's the osteo) bad day pain (when it's a really bad flair up).


The specialist noticed some things had been written in my notes but no follow up on them. 

He wants to find out why and get further investigations done, Fibromyalgia being one of them. I like this specialist. 


He is pleased I am doing light exercises, and reminded me not to push too much if I feel pain and it gets worse don't push it, as it could do more harm than good. 

I asked should keep going until the pain gets almost too much, he replied maybe a bit before that!

I do what I can when I can. I just hate the bad days when I can't get down the stairs and out the block. On an average two week span its about 2 days really bad days, 5 days bad days and 7 normal days. 

There are the times when it starts out normal and all of a sudden turns really bad - those days I really hate, thank goodness I only get one of those every two weeks or so 

Now, if all what I have wrong with me on a daily basis wasn't enough, read on!

I was just doing my hair and some how slipped on bathroom floor, it's non slip so figure that one out! 

Owch!, I landed on my rear narrowly missing side of bath, shock through back really painful, trust me! 

I think it may have been shampoo that I slipped on, as when I opened to squirt some out there was a rush of air and some did shoot out but thought it all landed in the bath.

That's gone and messed my day up. 

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