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Woohoo, Good Check Up

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#1 whirlway


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Posted 17 July 2007 - 02:57 AM

Just went for a tune-up and don't have to go back for 6 months. That is the longest my rheumatologist has ever let me go in between visits. The only bad news I got is that I have to start PT on my knees. They have been killing me for some time now, but it's not the joints, so that is good. I was fearing injections, but I just have to start some muscle-strengthening for my kneecaps. He did get a tad bit upset when he saw my sunburn, or the remains of it, but it was for a good cause, because I was at my oldest son's wedding. It was an outdoor wedding, I was in the sun for the ceremony and pics, the rest of the time I was inside or in the shade. I told my hubby that I was going to wear a turtleneck to the visit, just so the doctor couldn't see my burn, but it was about 106 on the day of my visit, so couldn't see going the turtleneck route. He, my rheumatologist, might have been suspicious. lol
So, after that great visit, I just had to treat myself to something yummy, went to a lovely restaurant and had fresh greenbeans. They are to die for, very crunchy, cooked slightly in sesame seeds and some kind of sauce. And the waiter wasn't hard on the eyesight either. He was very flirty, cute, and nice, so I was generous withthe tip. What's a girl to do? Of course I was probably old enough to be his grandmother, but he was nice, very chatty.
Here's to good check ups to everyone!

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Posted 17 July 2007 - 04:34 AM

Great news. Good luck with your physical therapy - hopefully it will make it easier for you to get out for more days on the town. Nothing like a flirty waiter to add some spice to your green beans! :rolleyes:
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Posted 17 July 2007 - 05:13 AM

Hey Whirlway!

Way to go! I had a big smile on my face reading your post, because I had the same response from Craig on my suntan, I had to quickly tell him it was from a bottle! Speaking of him, they called me last night and told me I missed an appointment, I checked my palm pilot to see I don't go until Oct. I called them and they confirmed that and didn't know why they called me last night. Then I thought of you, I thought "Did she miss an appointment and give them my name LOL" just kidding of course.

Sorry to hear about your knees, I hope the PT helps.

Which restaurant did you go to?? I'm always looking for a new place to go when I'm there.
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Posted 17 July 2007 - 11:19 AM

That's wonderful news! I hope that the therapy will help your knees.

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Posted 17 July 2007 - 02:57 PM

Wow Whirlway~I am so glad to hear of your good apt. and yes I am sure that the doctor would have inquired about your turtle neck on such a squelching day!!!! ;)

I always get the old Plaquenil and sensitive to the sun talk if I happen to get burned. Sometimes I do forget but sometimes the sun just sneeks up on ya!

Sounds like you had some great food and fun as well....thanks for sharing.


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Posted 17 July 2007 - 05:52 PM

This was a great post to read. I'm so happy for you. Hope the PT does the trick for your knees. Take good care of that sunburn...lots of nice moisturizing aloe lotion, okay? (I am fair skinned and the lupus part of my diagnosis doesn't mix with the sun at all, so I basically hide from the sun one way or another!)

I'd love to know how the green beans were seasoned (besides with the good looking waiter). I just cooked the first ones from our garden tonight and they tasted soooo yummy. I used to do all of the gardening, but that has changed....I'm mostly on the cooking and eating end of things. I think I have the best end of the deal now, dont you?

Enjoy your freedom from rheumatologist visits for 6 long months. Wow! Doesn't that sound great??!!!

xoxo emmie

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Posted 18 July 2007 - 02:20 AM

Hi Whirlway ,

Thanks for the chuckle this morning. Loved reading your post. Glad all is fine and that your eyesight isn't affected!!!

Take care, Everyone.