I'm going Wednesday for my temperal artery biopsy. They will be checking me out for Giant Cell Arteritis. I really don't think I have it. Recent bloodwork shows I'm ANCA + for autoimmune systemic vascular disease of the smaller vasculitides, something seperate from my Lupus or Scleroderma. Don't know which one yet...there are several types.
They are planning to do a little shaving on the side of my head and expose an artery 3'' or more and taking sections for biopsy. I'll be awake for the procedure so it can't be that bad!
I might look like a punk rocker when they get through with me though
Wish me luck my friends I sometimes feel like an episode on House
Never a dull moment I've had so many procedures in the past, that friends and family call me for a diagnosis