So I talked to the Doctor about the 'clicking' sound of my lumbar spine, unsure if it was the central canal stenosis or the SI joint damage causing this, and he again recommended the procedure where they use surgical cement to fuse the Sacroiliac Joints, he had no doubt this was the cause when he pushed on them and I went through the ceiling!
If/when this happens, I will have to stop the Enbrel, and in many instances, it is ineffective when restarting it. Just cannot heal from something of this magnitude on an immune suppressant drug!
The Chiropractor has already disagreed to this, we'll see what the Rheumatologist has to say in March, probably more MRIs, before he comments!
I was correct in thinking that the seasonal mold allergies have turned into bronchitis, so back on antibiotics, and 'knock you down cough syrup'!
My Mom is being released from the Physical Rehab of the Nursing Home on the 19, goes back to the surgeon on the 21. She has worked exceptionally hard in PT, only problem/concern is the rod on the inner part of the leg has slipped, so I told Doc today that I would like her to have a bone density scan. She may also need to take Fosamax to strengthen her bones to hold that hardware. Take good care of your bones, take that calcium citrate!
Husband started to build the ramp in the front of the house today for mom, he is leveling things up, digging post holes for the railings, after that we start moving the house around to get her a bed downstairs! We love her and care about her, and will make this work!
So in summation, life is good, but it just never gets any easier! Be as well as you can be!
Renie, I miss you!