today: walk: 1.25 miles, 25 minutes

though i got home a bit earlier, by the time i ate something first, still getting a bit dark, still, i was determined to go outside, even though it was raining, so put on a jacket with a good hood and walked in the rain, which was fine, it was a light rain. walked in the cul-de-sac neighborhood so i wouldn't get hit by a car, and took a flashlight too!

chiro again today:

he fixed up around my neck the same way he fixed that "rib under the shoulder blade" the other day (found out today he did it by a technique called A.R.T. (active release technique)). it wasn't as bad to start and not quite as perfect after (but i have arthritic changes in my C-spine so not surprised), still remarkable the difference.

on the other hand, without my knowledge that he was going to do so, and without my permission, he started on my SI. i warned him but he gave me one of those "if you don't let me do what i do, i won't be able to help you." but i'm gonna have to warn him again that if he's gonna work on it, it has to be after philly next week, and its gonna have to be very slowly and cautiously.

it was pretty settled down (even after it misaligning a week and a half ago) so long as i didn't sit too long, slept with ice under it, used my flector patches. but tonight, the right piriformis is on fire (when he pressed on a triggerpoint there i told him to stop and that's when he argued with me), my SI joint wasn't hadn't been sore (inflamed) now is on the left side of the tailbone (wasn't a problem until he mucked around back there), the sitzbones (hamstring entheses there?) are so inflamed, sitting is difficult. i was going to work tonight, but had to lay with ice to calm it down, now sitting is next to impossible! when he worked on the upper back it was sore, but nothing like this, but hoping maybe it will settle in a few days though my fear is that it won't. he's going to have to learn how to work with someone with an SI joint that is inflamed by the body's chemistry, rather than for mechanical reasons. i bragged about having a large toolbox. lets see if that is really true. let's see if he's like the good PTs i've had where they listen to my feedback, do the things that seem to help me, and stop doing the things that make things worse. if the SI joint and piriformis don't settle down soon, i can't function like this, especially going to philly. OTOH, maybe if the rheumy in philly sees my SI like this, maybe that would be a good thing. just wish my butt wasn't a ball of fire right now! hoping sleeping on ice tonight would settle it down!


Spondyloarthropathy, HLAB27 negative
Humira (still methylprednisone for flares, just not as often. Aleve if needed, rarely.)
LDN/zanaflex/flector patches over SI/ice
vits C, D. probiotics. hyaluronic acid. CoQ, Mg, Ca, K.
walk, bike
no dairy (casein sensitivity), limited eggs, limited yeast (bread)