Made a couple of trips to assorted doctors and had labs drawn….Overall, the results weren’t bad. Had a couple of things a hair low and most were low normal; nothing was way out of whack, so that was good news. My rheumy suspects my neuropathy is due to progression of spinal problems and offered me steroids to decrease inflammation and I graciously declined his offer. I’ve just lost 12 lbs of steroid weight and I seriously don’t want to find it again! His next suggestion, and the one that has been most medically beneficial in studies, is to increase stretching and physical activity GENTLY, to at least four days a week. In theory it sounds simple and it’s FREE, but once more the answer comes down to me doing something else. … My doctor recommended a combination of basic stretches, yoga, pilates and some serious walking. Looks like I’m gonna have to dust of my DVD’s and get this party started! Will I be compelled toward compliance since I’m feeling the negative effects of my health issues? Only time will tell….