I'm sure most of you (if any of you!) probably won't remember me as I haven't posted here since 2009... I can't believe it's been that long!! Life just flew by, and my work blocked HealingWell which is where I got online most of the time. But, I recognize a lot of familiar names here still and I wanted to stop in and say hi :)
My UC has been doing great, I'm on Remicade still and according to a colonoscopy in August, it is keeping me in remission. Plus, I had a healthy, beautiful baby girl on December 9th 2010 without a single UC flare, so it doesn't get much better than that! Her name is Leila :) VIEW IMAGE
However, I came back to HealingWell to check out the Lupus forums because... Well, I think the Remicade may have given me lupus. Or at least activated the lupus that was already there. I don't know. Actually, my last post here was about
some severe joint pain and other odd symptoms I was having which ultimately went undiagnosed, but this week I finally received the proper testing and got a positive ANA and positive dsDNA antibody test, along with many lupus symptoms so... Just waiting on an official diagnosis from the rheumatologist on December 6th and then I guess we'll go from there. Just one thing after another, right?
Oh well. I hope you all are doing great and getting ready to enjoy some turkey next week. I'll try to come on more often, I miss having a group that I can talk to about
(literally) anything :)