Wednesday, February 29, 2012

Doctor Hopping ??

Yes, hopping; not shopping!  This is surely what it feels I have been doing for the last four months!  The old saying "If it isn't one thing, it's another" is sure ringing true in my life, right now. 

Had my appointment with my Neuro yesterday.  We went over some blood work he did last time (remember, he is the Vampire)! While there, it was  at first confirmed that my wrists and forearm pain is a definitive case of carpal tunnel.  (Well ya know what, this stuff HURTS)!!! So, I am going to try some soft wrist braces for a bit, as I do not want any surgeries.  Then... he showed me some labs and tests.  I did test positive for RA and Lupus, but there was also a concern with a nerve test (no, not a conduction study) this was part of the Evoked Potentials that showed NO signal of the peripheral nerves on the the right side! Okay, so that means?  Well... a trip to another specialist!  

I also, had x-rays of my hips done to rule out any deterioration. 

I was sure hoping doctor hopping could be like window shopping.  Alas, (sigh) that is not so as there is a far space between those two! 

Have a great one!  And... do something for YOU today!

1 comment:

  1. Debbie,
    RA & Lupus? Now I know you are hurting :( I wish there was something I could do! Want you to know you are an inspiration to me, to know that I can get through what I am going through because you keep going everyday :) Just keep being your happy joyful self, I know you inspire more people than me!
    Love you, Carrie