And, now, an update: Dr. C has taken mercy on me and is completing the 2 page (whooppee!) form for my disability carrier Hartford, since both my Rheumatologist and Primary Care Physician decided to retire at the same time.
I received a lot of my latest blood test results back. Of approx. 33 tests, they couldn't run 3 of the tests because of a mistake at Quest labs, 11 of the tests are still "pending", 7 are postive and the rest are negative. So now, just shy of 9 years since this whole 'Lyme disease - freak of nature' started, I am positive for Rocky Mountain Spotted Fever (RMSF - yay! another acronym), Typhus Fever, Klebsiella pneumonia, Proteus miabilis, Citrobacter koseri IgA, Morganella motganii IgA, Hafnia alvai IgA, NKC4, Interleukin 4 (IL4), IL8, Immunobillin (IM01) .
1bitten2xshy - Where's the Champaign??????
No update to any of my pending test's yet, except I seem to have made a semi-BIG insurance mistake - Lyme brain induced, I'm sure of it! I just convinced my Pain Mngmt. doctor to complete the SAME 2 page "Attending Physician Statement" as Dr. Cichon finally agreed to do(refer to above). I have LYME DRAIN SOOOO BAD it's getting worse again.
I get my steroid shots this Thursday; between C3 and C4 and C4 and C5 - they found a bone spur.
Hi to everyone, I'll try to stay in touch more.