Oh man, yeah, I can understand your frustration. It is normal for your first visit to not get a definitive diagnosis, and lots more tests, etc. It is very encouraging that this rheumy was taking you seriously. Not rushing you out of the office with more, "Oh, it's all in your head, get over it." kind of stuff. So that's good! Don't get discouraged by this. It's taking its normal route. February 9 will be here before you know it. Some of those specialized blood tests take 2 or more weeks to get back, some of them longer.
I'm so glad you let us know how it went. It sounds very positive so far! I hope you enjoy your Christmas and New Years! You're on the right path, Nicole. The train is movin'!!!