Chest X-Ray Results Are In

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Melissa D.
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   Posted 12/25/2008 1:39 AM (GMT -6)   
Well, my doctor called me today to give me my results from my chest x-ray, I knew right away if she was calling me on Christmas Eve it wasn't going to be good. She said that there was calcification in the right lung and that she was going to have the radiologist compare the x-ray from August to this one to see if there was any growth.
See, she just came back to our clinic after being gone for a couple of years, I used to see her for a number of years. Unfortunately, in August I was seeing this other doctor, whom, I do not care for, but that is a whole other story, he simply told me I had a couple of spots on my lung at the time. He followed up with a CT scan which supposedly came out clear so I didn't think too much more about it. I thought, well it must have been fluid or something at the time. Obviously not. This lady doctor is a very good friend of mine, our daughters grew up together, we used to take family vacations together and spend holidays together and such. She is much more caring and will do a much better job looking after me and my medical care.
I also have a heart echo scheduled for the 29th, as she believes there is an issue with my heart valve. So, between the calcification on the lung and the valve issue it's no wonder I've been a bit short of breath, huh?
It will all work out though, I'm just going to keep a positive attitude on the issue.
Lupus - 1997   Fibro - 2001    Sjorens  -  2007   Raynauds  -  2008
Plaquenil, Imuran, Prednisone, Synthroid, Topomax, Effexor, Norco, Prilsec, Xanex, Elidel, Restasis

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   Posted 12/25/2008 4:38 AM (GMT -6)   

Hey Melissa, well Merry Christmas girlfriend! I just wanted to say I am so glad you got your dr back. When you get a dr. you can talk to and put your trust in that's half the battle. Let us know how it all goes.

Praying for ya


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   Posted 12/27/2008 11:36 AM (GMT -6)   
Hey Melissa,
I'm frustrated for you.  If that old doctor had just put in the extra little effort to make sure those spots weren't anything, you'd have known so much sooner..... BAH.  That drives me crazy. I've had stuff like that happen to me too.  I ended up having a stroke because something wasn't taken seriously...
Your echo is tomorrow.  Let us know when you get the results. I get my yearly echo in February. Are you experiencing any palpitations?  Do you know which valve it is?
I'm praying for you too,
I can do anything through Jesus Christ who strengthens me. I have learned in whatever state I am in,to be content. Phillipians 4:11-13

34 years old. Diagnosed with Lupus in 2000. Fibromyalgia, Anti-phospholipid syndrome(APS)(stroke, 2002), Sjogren's, Raynaud's, Libman Sach's Endocarditis, vasculitis, sacroiliitis, arthritis (neck), anxiety. Prednisone, Imuran, Coumadin, Clobazam, Amitriptyline, Didrocal, Cozaar, Zoloft, Neurontin, calcium, multi-vitamin, vitamin D, Magnesium, vitamin B6, Acidophilus

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