I am trying to define all of my OA. I'd like a baseline of where I am now so that in 10, 20 years I can note the progression. I have no idea what all my healthcare $$$ pay for, but I feel like getting good appropriate care is freaking hard to do. My PCP referred me back to my old Ortho, Dr. B. for my back. Umm, no. I wrote her back a terse email, saying basically I'd rather continue to hurt. She then placed referral for another Ortho and when I called to make appointment the woman on phone was all, "He doesn't do backs." Ugh, yes, I know. But he is apparently an expert in arthritis. Hoping he'll listen to what I have to say and if he can't help, maybe knows someone who can. Really I don't want to be "treated" I just want to define this. How much, where, how far along? Having answers to these questions will help me process the pain.
I think I'm grumpy because I fell last Saturday. Jarring as always. Thank goodness I wasn't carrying my baby. And thank goodness for her. Some how I was blessed with one of the happiest smiliest babies ever.