In His Grip
AlwaysRosie "We can't control the waves, but we can learn how to surf!!"
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UCTD, Hashimotos, Inflammatory Bowel, Inflammatory Arthritis
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Thanks for your input. I will be staying in the hospital for 8 days and 7 nights. I will have a 24 hour nurse for the first 3 days and then I will need to call on one if needed for the days after that. I have researched many doctors for six months and checked out all qualifications and experience. I have confidence with the doctor that I have selected. I have been feeling well lately and haven't had a flare in quite some time now. I do have everyday aches and pains and the whole chronic fatigue thing goinig on but I've been that way as far back as I can remember so I doesn't bother me. I do see your concern with getting both at once. And to be honest with you, my rheumy has never come across any of his patients that opted to get cosmetic surgery. I am the youngest patient he sees and the next youngest would be in their late 50's. As far as weight gain, I have never had a weight problem. I have always been within the healthy range. I try to be as healthy as possible by eating right and excercising regularly. I am going to keep talking with my Rheumy and the "surgeon to be" for the next 3 weeks or so to make sure all will be well. I am thinking that I will be ok'd for the surgery because I have taken good care of myself despite what I feel like. But I know it's all up to my rheumy at this point. I have testing to be done soon so he can do a better evaluation of my current condition.
Aside from all this, I would like to say how happy I am to finally have communication with people that know what it's like to have Lupus and there isn't anyone telling me "it's in my head" or it's "just growing pains". I've been told that for the first 21 years of my life until I finally had enough of the pain, fatigue, etc. and demanded testing and found out I had Lupus. I "blame" it on my doctors for having me go through so much pain for so long before they decided to see why I was in pain, depressed, anxious, tired,memory loss, etc. I do have some anger with them but I know that all they could have done for me was tell me sooner.