Much as I keep expecting to sit down and write something substantial, I haven’t quite managed to get beyond sporadic updates. Oh, well.
Had my endocrinology appointment last week and the doctor basically seemed confused as to why I was even referred to her. The nodules that were spotted on my ultrasound are apparently so small that they aren’t even capable of being biopsied, let alone large enough to be felt. But she went through a whole exam and took blood for a thyroid test since there didn’t seem to be one in my file. Everything is normal, but now that she’s aware of the nodules I’m supposed to have a yearly ultrasound and check up “just in case.” Of course, none of that has anything to do with the pain issues so I couldn’t care less. I’m still waiting on the results of my latest Lyme test. I have no idea why it’s taking so long for the results. I keep being told that they might be in tomorrow and it’s been over a week now. I have the sinking suspicion that my blood work got misplaced or something. I blame Sandy.
I am noticing a decrease in the pain and stiffness in my neck, shoulder and back, though. I’ve no doubt that it’s more to do with starting up yoga again than the pain killers that I’m forgetting to take half the time. I’ve been diligent since returning to yoga and have continued to practice for at least 40 minutes every day. Uschi seems to be in favor of this and has also continued to leave me be. Honestly, I’m fine with this as a solution, but not knowing the source of the pain still concerns me.
In other news, I have a cold. :-(