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,
“Hope never abandons you; you abandon it” ~ George Weinberg