I had to laugh when you said people used to say you had more aches and pains then an old person. My mom, sisters, and I like to get together to play cards when they are down to visit. We have all teased each other over the years about that and also about having "sometimers". Currently I have 2 sisters besides me that have Fibro and one that has Fibro & RA.
Anyway, I kind of got diagnosed the same way you did. All the tests, etc. My family doctor then referred me to a Rheumatologist and I really like him. He diagnosed me with Fibro & Osteoarthritis and has worked my medications around to try and find something that helps.
I hope you have good luck at your appointment. Hopefully you will finally get a diagnoses and like you said start to move forward. Not knowing what is going on is the hardest to wait for. Keep us updated and good luck!
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Hi Julie and Welcome-
Good for you to want to pursue being an LPN. It is very satisfying work, but after 16 years of being a geriatric nurse, I went into burnout. Do miss my skills and the eldery, but do not miss taking care of 32 patients at one time and all the paperwork.
As others have said- your story is all too familiar! MRI normal for me and after gallons of bloodwork and everything coming back normal and the bad pain setting in I was able to get a diagnosis quickly.
I know the rheumy I saw was scheduled 2 months out too before I was able to see him. Keep us posted.
I have a sis in Va.Nice country...
I hope this place helps you as much as they have helped me,wonderful group of people.