Saturday, August 20, 2011


Wow life has been crazy...I will catch up with everyone after I get done working my seasonal job at a local dinner playhouse. I love working in the costume department. I am also in the middle of altering a wedding dress for August 27th. Life will calm down then I will get back to blogging and explain my latest tests and what they found ....

Quote for the day
"Laugh as much as you breathe and love as long as you live." Author Unknown

Thursday, August 4, 2011

Hope and a new RA Doctor

Tuesday I went to a new RA (Rheumatoid Arthritis) specialist. The 1st one I went to in Wisconsin had a bed side manner that was barely better than my 1st one in Pennsylvania.

One of the things I have learned through all the specialists I have had to see is that I need someone that can explain to me what is going on with my body and will allow me to talk it out with them and not look at me like I am a hypochondriac. These doctors are rare to come by and worth gold when you find one. My internist/GI doctor is amazing and now it looks like my RA will be amazing as well. I am thankful that I now have two that I have confidence in. Oh and I also have a great Orthopedic Doctor. Later this month I'll see how my new urologist is!

I love my new doctor she was a surprise and not the one I originally had an appointment with but she was the one that God had in mind. She spent an hour with me looking over previous tests asking me about how my days go and touching my joints and spine. Amazing the first one never touched me and the second one barely touched me. She was very intent on what and how my body was reacting.

After looking at my last two tests she agreed that according to the tests I have Sjögren's Syndrome, Rheumatoid Arthritis, and Lupus. She also said she thought due to her testing my body and my reported symptoms that I had Primary Sjögren's Syndrome and Fibromyalgia but she didn't feel I had RA and Lupus. So off for more blood work to do the tests again so they had a baseline from their laboratories. Also she wanted to see if RA and Lupus were still positive.

So I am patiently "NOT" waiting for the blood work to come back. Stay turned for my lab update. I am very busy praying that I only have Primary SS. Who knows about Fibromyalgia! There are so many opinions that this doesn't exist. Honestly I know people who have it and they have it rough but control it with diet.

Smiles sprinkled with hope,

Daily Quote:
“Hope never abandons you; you abandon it” ~ George Weinberg

Wednesday, August 3, 2011

Pondering about myself

I was going through my documents on my laptop and I found this poem. I don't remember doing it but then again I found a lot of things on my laptop I don't remember saving either... It will take me a week to clean out all my not needed documents but I have a goal to get my sewing website done.

By Teri E. Lloyd
August 10, 2008

Who is it that I am
That I do not see but am
Deep, deep, down inside there is a bright white light
It’s there hidden deep inside
Inside that white light is my spirit
My spirit is there inside hidden.
Hidden by my life experiences,
By the experiences of my past, by past generations
Generations and generations upon generations
That is who I am
I am that white light
That white light deep inside that wants to shine bright
That is my spirit
So let’s awaken that spirit that is hidden deep inside
Very, very deep inside
The spirit, the spirit where God abides
Where spirit abides
Where love abides

Some of my pictures I have taken. Another part of me most don't know about.

Now for the sewing part of me....

So many interests and so little time. Off to work on my website.

Smiles, Teri