This afternoon I had a follow-up visit with my primary care physician regarding my back pain issues. He wants me to take Fosamax for five years. Ugh! After discussing all the other options and their potential side effects, I decided to go ahead with it. My bone mass must be built up before back surgery can be performed. He also prescribed a cream for the arthritis pain in my hands and knees. He suggested that I try it on my back as well to see whether it will help.
Something that surprised me is that he told me to stop taking niacin and replace it with red yeast rice for cholesterol. So, on the way home, I stopped at the CVS Pharmacy to get some.
I also stopped at Office Depot to mail my walking shoes back to Hush Puppies for replacement. The sole on one of them just came apart.
What an exciting day it has been. :>)