Saturday, August 17, 2013

Physio, Pilates, Yoga, Swimming and Biking

A very focused physio regime along with a specially-designed Pilates program seem to be slowly paying dividends with respect to strengthening some of my muscles that are very weak, particularily in my left leg. It's good to have health service providers that really want to make things better for me now even though the long-term prognosis is for more deterioration.

On the Cannabis

I've started using a precribed synthetic cannabinoid called nabilone to try to help me with my chronic pain, particularily my sciatica.  I'm on the second week of a three-week ramp-up period for the drug. My sciatica has been better lately, but its hard to say if the drug had anything to do with it since it varies day-to-day anyway. It would nice to have something for chronic pain that doesn't have bad side effects or sap all my energy.  I'll let you know how it goes.