Long time, no talk.
I can't remember the last time I logged in here. I've gotta start checking in more often. Things haven't been going so well lately on the health front. I may just be hyper-sensitive to some of the symptoms I've been experiencing but it seems like my problems may be taking a turn for the worse. It may not be and I may be reading too much into what's been going on since I got the final diagnosis of what my issue is back in January.
The scary part is that there is apparently no cure or treatment for what I'm dealing with. My doctor said that about all I can do is try exercise and physical therapy to try to slow the progression. Unfortunately, exercise has been tough lately due to a bad knee. It's kind of a vicious circle because my ortho tells me the knee problem is caused by the weakness in my quads. On the other hand, I have a hard time exercising my quads because of the bad knee.
I don't know what's going to happen at this point but it looks like I may have to find a new line of work eventually. That really stinks because starting over at 48 is not going to be an easy task. I don't even want to think about it, but I've had several people tell me that I should be thinking about starting the process of filing for disability. Oh well, at least I can be thankful that they've ruled out ALS. What I do have is not fun and is pretty serious business, but my doctor said that it's MANY times better to be dealing with this than ALS.
Well I just thought I'd drop in and say hi. I'm going to try to check in much more often and get to know you all again. I've missed this place!