It’s been six months since the hospitalization. I’ve been in recovery ever since (physiotherapy and medication), and am glad to report that things are going on fine. Although I’m still using a walking stick I think it won’t be long till I’ll be liberated.
There is still a ‘pinching’ pain in the lower back, especially in the morning but it is not as severe as before (when I literally double over in debilitating pain). Since the term used by the rheumatologist was ‘degenerated’ lumbar, and since hope springs eternal, we are confident of ‘regenerating’ the lumbar.
Naturally with a walking stick mobility is restricted, and while we’ve been to several places I found using the DSLR to be burdensome (balancing yourself with a walking stick while trying to focus the camera is no mean feat!) and since this is a photo-blog after all, I’ve not been posting.
Remember the off the charts readings when I was hospitalized? It now has stabilized, and reads as follows: -
T3: 5.33 (normal levels from 2.23 to 5.35) – normalized
T4: 20.7 (normal levels 9.1 to 24.4) – normalized
TSH: 0.06 (normal levels is from 0.30 to 4.64) – went the other way?
And oh, I will be medicated for life to ensure the hormone levels are balanced. Here's hoping for a marvellous new year!
|Cat and I (+ walking stick) on a walkabout J|