I’m not feeling spectacular, but I wanted to provide a brief update regarding my back.
The orthopedist confirmed that my back is ‘structurally sound.’ This is really good news because I don’t need any other issues! The theory is that my muscles may be extra-susceptible to atrophy as a side effect of the Xalkori. And since I can’t walk very far (breathing), I’m not maintaining them either.
That said, it surely feels like a serious problem when I can’t stand or walk for very long. And it irritates me when I or others say, “it’s only muscular.” Oh well…
The doctor wrote a script for physical therapy, and my appointment for evaluation is on Tuesday. It should be interesting. How do you exercise someone who can’t breathe enough to exercise? I’m hoping for massage therapy. Stay tuned!