Saturday, May 24, 2008


First, let me apologize for not blogging more. Things at the clinic have been picking up so fast that it is difficult to finish everything I need to by the end of the day. We've already quadrupled the number of patients that the previous doctor was seeing on a daily basis. All this mostly based on word of mouth alone.

Zelda and I have started working out. It's been a few years since I last took it this seriously. Right now, we're both very sore. I figured that since my specialization is soft tissue injuries and sports medicine, I figured Zelda and I would be our own best advertisement.

I found something else that another MD missed the other day. A patient came to me the other day comlaining of lots of stiffness. His MD told him that he needed to stretch more and gave him some meds. He came to me thinking that I could make his joints move more. I asked a few more questions, did another thorough exam, and decided that we needed some imaging done. We started with an X-ray. Then I saw it. Ankylosing spondylitis. Don't take back pain and stiffness lightly, folks. Go get it checked out. Ankylosing spondylitis can lead to direct fusion of the vertebrae.

I still read all of your blogs daily. I just don't have time to comment. I'll usually have a minute between patients which means I have to take a break and find out which paragraph of y'alls blog entries I last left on. That's ok. I'm glad we're busy. It simply means that the rent and bills will get paid.