Another update from Best Doctors today: My case is now in the hands of the assigned “expert”. They typically take up to 5 days to review and report back. The response is then officially written up, a meeting with me scheduled, and the report is sent to me just prior to the review meeting. They anticipate being ready about the middle of next week. I can’t remember the exact date this all started, but that seems pretty quick to me. Given the number of records they needed to collect, I’m actually impressed. I will be very curious to read what the expert has to say. Regardless of the response, I am glad I did this.
Physical therapy continues to go well. I am feeling much less pain in my arm and continued increase in range of motion. Still some work to be done, but I am glad I am seeing progress after only two weeks. As always, I am the model patient and do my homework each day. Self lymph massage, stretches and exercises. It definitely pays off. They anticipate I will need about 5-6 weeks of therapy, and with two down already, I’ll be done before I know it.
The only hard part is that I find I have very little time to do much of anything besides work, PT, cook and clean up. I manage to squeeze blogging in, but find my house is in disarray and I’m feeling a bit disorganized. Oh well. It will have to wait.
Avocado Pesto Pasta – This was good, but I used a new pasta that was awful and that sort of ruined the dish for me. The pasta was sticky and gummy for some reason. I really didn’t like the texture or taste at all. But I would make the pesto again:
Mushroom Marsala Sauce – This was a gravy that I served over a baked potato. From Dr. McDougall’s site. It was good but needed some salt, in my opinion. I think the soy sauce was intended to add the salt, but since I used a low sodium soy, I needed more. (It’s the last recipe on this page.)
Second Best (1994) – http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0111102/