Tuesday, June 23, 2009

How my life is.

I went to a new doctor on Wednesday and she seems very good. She was recommended by a friend that has lupus. This friend doesn't give praise lightly and says this doctor ROCKS. So we'll see, but I have a positive feeling about her. She has a lot of passion about joint issues/auto-immune issues, so I’m really positive she’ll get to the bottom of it.

Basically I just did a chest x-ray which turned out great. – nothing wrong. I also did a massive amount of blood draws to test for 12-14 different things. The blood draw itself sucked like usual. Stupid body and veins not wanting to give it up. It was better than the last couple of times (1-3 hour ordeals). This one only took 3 different needle pokes in three places, 30 minutes total and two nurses. LOL - one of them had to do breathing exercises with me because I was on the verge of passing out.

I hate that I have no control over that reaction. I'm a tough broad, I have an extremely high pain threshold and needles don't bother me. But you try and take blood out of me though and my body acts like a wilting flower. Anyway, all this blood is going for a good cause. She's testing for Hepatitis C and Lyme disease to rule them out. They're extremely unlikely (but highly treatable). From the symptoms she said it doesn’t sound like lupus or rheumatoid arthritis, although fibromyalgia is still out there. I will hear back from her about the blood tests on Monday and go from there.

I'm confused at this point - it went from being totally unbearable to getting better. Some of the symptoms are fading, although yesterday was a bitch. I spent most of the day after the doc appointment just trying to not throw up or fall asleep. Went home early and slept from basically 4 pm to 6:30 am the next day, with a couple of nausea filled hours icing my joints in between. It sucked.

Today's been better than it has been in a long time. I'm not in extreme joint pain. Nausea has been reduced too. They're there, but subdued. Like they're sleeping and could wake at any time. But they're not being evil to me, so I'm not poking them. Strange, but hell - I'll take what I can get at this point.

Not much else has been going on. Had some good steaks and great wine with Susan and Paul a couple of days ago and thanks to Susan now really like cooked arugula with bacon (yummy!) and she turned me on to a an Awesome Song. Another one. Paul's mom's coming down in a week or so and I'm totally stoked for that. It'll be really fun to hang out with her and take some time off of work. Hopefully if I still feel good tomorrow I'm going to try to go on a short ride - how I miss my Juliet, my sweet ride :)

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