It takes a lot of work to keep all of my parts working these days.
Here's my checklist of daily physical therapy exercises, which I do in addition to walking 3 to 4 miles or 10 miles on the stationary bike. All in all it takes about two hours, and I am trying to do this six days a week. Of course, I don't get all of it done every day, but it is my goal.
I had an appointment with a Rheumatologist today, and had some additional blood tests and hand x-rays. The test results are coming in via e-mail, and so far it looks like I don't have rheumatoid arthritis. I hope that's the case, although there is medication for that. There is no treatment for osteoarthritis, except what I'm already doing. The doctor complimented me on my efforts of weight loss and exercise. It's good to have positive reinforcement.
This will be a lifelong project, this Project Me. But I'm already doing better with the sciatica symptoms due to increasing some core exercises.
Project me is coming along, and "Me" is excited for the new Sounders soccer season to start. The first match is this coming Saturday.
I'll be ready!