It’s here! (That’s printed back-to-back).
Went to see the rheumatologist yesterday. Depressing. They X-rayed my hands. It’s clear I have OA but do I have EOA? Don’t ask. The two meds she recommended aren’t covered by my insurance (non-steroidal anti-inflammatories with fewer side effects than ibuprofen), but she said to take 3,000 mgs of Tylenol a day. WHAT? Seriously. What? I’ve taken 1,000 a few mornings over the past few weeks. That’s a big step up.
The good news: She prescribed more PT (it always helps) and told me about home paraffin wax machines. I’d never heard of these. Wow! Can you imagine — a hot wax treatment for your hands, especially when the weather gets cold again?
There’s acupuncture and CBD oil to sort, too.
All this stuff.
It doesn’t feel like a holiday weekend. And, I’m starting to prepare myself for Thanksgiving and Christmas without the boys.
William Barr is talking as I type and he DISGUSTS ME.