I appreciate all the feedback. It is funny but since the diagnosis I have felt more tired and more depressed. Other than that, physically, I feel the same as I did before getting the phone call. I am hoping this all psychosomatic.

My biggest concern right now is my job/flying. I have to fly several times between now and November, including (as mentioned earlier) to Europe-not to mention across the USA several times. I think I will look into getting those socks for DVT, but first I will get on the prescription. I want to punch my doctor for not forcing me to go on it earlier.

Speaking of which, can anyone recommend a good rheumy/site to find a good rheumy in Michigan. My current one is HORRIBLE-no bedside manner.