Welcome to Healing Well. It sounds as though you are having a few symptoms and then going back and analyzing a lot of things that may have no bearing on what is currently going on.
It sounds strange, but stress, even the stress of a new job or worrying about
a health situation can raise your temperature! Try to remain calm while waiting for your rheumy appointment. Read thru Lupus 101 to see how to prepare for your appointment. Eat regularly and healthily, get moderate exercise, stay away from the sun and florescent lighting, and get deep restorative sleep.
Even if you do have something like lymphoma or Lupus I assure you this does not mean you will die soon. Something like 90% of people with Lupus have normal lifespans.
Hang in there and let us know how it's going.
Lynnwood, Lupus & Sjogren's Moderator, Dx: 2000DIAGNOSING LUPUS & HW's LUPUS 101
"Life is far too important to be taken seriously." - Oscar Wilde