In November, 2011, I wrote the following conclusion to my blog post:
I will not offer you false hope about our treatments or accomplishments. Although I’m not cured and there is no cure for osteoarthritis, Sue and I have regained a life worth living by exercising and being physically active. We are enormously grateful for the advice and care of Dr. Carlson and Aaron. We highly recommend the treatment they advocate for osteoarthritis.
Sue and I continue to exercise nearly every day. Today she walked two miles and I climbed 30 sets of stairs. Later, she pulled weeds and I tilled the garden. Exercising and being physically active are important parts of our lives. We continue to recommend this life style to you.
Blog #3 included this statement:
I confess that exercise and physical activity sometimes result in discomfort but I continue because the net effects are increased strength, endurance, and good feelings. Positive outcomes far outweigh any temporary inconvenience associated with exercising and being physically active.
Also from November, 2011:
“Osteoarthritis: Just Another Challenge” blog is an attempt at persuading our readers that the treatments advocated by Dr. Nels Carlson (OHSU Spine Center) and Beyond The Clinic are safe, effective and an excellent path back to a life worth living. (Please check with your medical professional before engaging in an exercise routine. This blog is not a medical advice column.)
If you have questions, comments or concerns, you may reach me at firstname.lastname@example.org.