WAHOO!!!!! That pain is OVER! Thank goodness. There is so much relief in your message and the news from the test, as well as your rheumy being conclusive about Lupus--plus receiving your results right away!
Yes, punching the doctor who was administering the test would've been a vey bad idea . . . he might've slipped with the darn needle! ;) Stressful, for sure. The anticipation of the next jab . . . awful!
So glad your girlfriend took such good care of you. Sounds like you were an excellent patient, Joie, no matter how much you wanted to rebel!
Hmm . . . arms straight and elbows wrapped? That's quite a visual. Your kitties are gonna wonder what in the heck is going on with snuggle time! Maybe they'll think your towels are scratch pads, so you better make them thick ones. hehehe
I'd say it was good news all the way around. I completely understand, as does probably everyone else on the forum, that you don't have to LIKE the "label," but having an "acknowledgment" is an answer and a relief.
You did good, Joie. Hope you're having a relaxing afternoon/evening, and thanks for filling us in so quickly.
“Courage doesn't always roar. Sometimes courage is the quiet voice at the end of the day saying, 'I will try again tomorrow.'" - Mary Anne Radmacher