Thanks Redrose, Bill and Stacie - you've confirmed my thinking on the matter. But, oh, what a bugger to have to find a new rheumy! Hope everyone has a good weekend.
It means she, like so many of the drs. out there, is full of crap. That only means that measurable autoantibody production has been suppressed, or that the meds we take for the fun of it obviously have worked, and that you need to prompt her to read the data that acknowledges that ana titres DO come and go. Ask her if a diabetic pts. blood sugar returns to normal, does that mean they are no longer diabetic??
Or that if a tree falls in the forest, and it makes a noise when it crashes to earth, that a deaf person who sees it fall is no longer deaf??????
or..... I'm sorry you guys, I am just exceptionally ##%(*&(*^ pissy these days,
Oh thanks for that, Sue - I'm right there with you - if only I could think that fast when my jaw is hanging open in astonishment. When I think of the time, energy and money wasted on this doc over a 2 1/2 yr period (which includes a 2 hour round trip for each appt.) I just want to scream.....so thanks for being "pissy" as you called it- it helped!
If anyone knows of a GOOD rheumatologist specializing in CTD's/Lupus in the Columbus/Dayton/Cincinnati Ohio area, I'd love to hear about them.
To better days for all!