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Date Joined Oct 2007
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   Posted 6/12/2009 10:30 PM (GMT -6)   
It's has been awhile. I've been so consume latley. My husband is a brittle diabetic with a lot of testing to do.endoscopy,stress test ,ultrasound, and with me going to all my docs. it's been a nightmare. Well to day I went to my lupus derm. so frustrating to get there, it's in the city we missed our turn so no sign posted that they were working on the road, we went way out of our way, so we got real close can see the hospital but couldn't get there more roads closed work being done circle 4 times till we  we found the entrance. Ok I was already late and praying they would see me well I wasn't in their computer! now I'm thinking did I make a mistake and got my doc. app. mix up, found my app. card so I was right. I'm boiling by this time. I really like this doc.spent 2hrs. waiting this is a teaching hospital. Well when I go in the teaching doc.sees me first then my doc. comes later. we go over everything.  She is ordering test for my lungs. Lung Volumes, routine spirometry w/flow volume loop, spirometry pre-post bronchodilator,diffusing capacity for carbon monoxide. I was a smoker. and I do have copd and asthma. She also said something about a photosensevitity test I never had that done.I do have the malar rash also my arms are red and bumby my neck and upper back I had a biospy done about a year ago on my face that showed lupus. You can also tell just by looking at me. I was diagnoise over 20 yrs. ago and now they want all these test done.Not complaning.. I had the flow done last year by my pulm. the question is are these differant test or is it one test,I don't remember the pulm. saying anything about diffussing and the spirometry before. Well I do see my pulm. next week so I'll have to see what he says. I hope everyone is doing good and for those are not I wish you well.Sorry so long  needed to vent. Take Care Debbie  
Asthma,Lupus,H.B.P.,Dermatomyostis,Gastrparsis,Acid Reflux   
                Panic Attacks,Osteopenia,Thyroid  
  Advair,Diovan,Actonel,Prednisone on and off Eye Drops,VitaminD.     

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Date Joined Mar 2006
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   Posted 6/13/2009 9:48 AM (GMT -6)   

Welcome back. I hope all of these tests come back ok and that you're feeling alright. And no need to apologize for venting. We've all had our long rants here and they always seem to help!

SLE, fibro, renauds, restless leg, hiatal hernia, double vision, migraines, costocondritis.

prednisone, plaquenil, leflunomide, neurontin, synthroid, triamterene, actonel, niaspan, tri-est, cymbalta, tricor, acifex

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