And that was the gist of my follow up appointment with the rheumatology specialist. According to my x-rays and blood work, there is absolutely nothing diagnosably wrong with me. So – big yay! – I don’t have any of the big, evil nasties that he was testing for. Because I really didn’t want a big, evil nasty. But, it turns out I don’t have anything.
I just have symptoms.
You know, like knee pain, ankle pain and back pain. So what, exactly, is one supposed to do about it? Just sit up straight, build up core strength, exercise and pop those little anti-inflammatory pills. Now, bye-bye.
So, that’s what I’ll do. Work on my stretches, a little cardio, a little core, the ubiquitous 20lbs and keep a little stash of Advil on hand.
And go visit my chiropractor a little more often.