In His Grip
AlwaysRosie "We can't control the waves, but we can learn how to surf!!"
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UCTD, Inflammatory Arthritis, Diverticulosis, (recent dx - Sjogrens, Crohn’s 4/08)
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I am a 53 year old woman, in the Toledo ohio area. I have been to 2 rheumy. The first one was when I first started feeling badly. I posted back then that this guys notes about me said .. " a middle aged over weight woman, complaining of symptoms" no evidence of ....Could be stress related... would be surprised...blab blab blab. Said I could not have an Autoimmune since I was OVERWEIGHT! for god sakes, I am 5'10 180. I'm big, but not that big!
He orderred blood tests come back and I am positive for sogjerns, and a high ANA and Sed rate( this was early 2006) And actually you guys told me to get a different doctor and I did.
My new Rheumy is very innovated with fresh ideas that can think outside the box. She got her training at the Universary of Michigan. She was the one who put me on the medications and togetehr we decided.. with my encouragenment, that it wasn't working and every single blood test I ahve had has been worse than the one before.
By the way, I was also dianognised with melanoma in 2005 and have been treated and watched since then.
I can't imagion the type of illiness many of you have. I am not there even though life gets more painful for me almost daily. i can't imagion being bed ridden.
Post Edited (BigBry) : 3/26/2009 12:31:58 AM (GMT-6)