Please advise...I am due for a regular, every-3-months blood check, but I am (still) recovering from this stupid cold/flu that I can't seem to shake - it gets better for a while and then comes back, or maybe it's another virus altogether, I don't know.

It's been a rough winter - seems like once a month I am laid up for a few days/a week with the "classic head cold" and some bronchitis that lingers afterward. Nothing serious - just a pain in the rump.

Anyway - I keep meaning to get in for the blood tests, and then I get sick again! I am partially recovered (again...) but still a bit sniffly and my voice is GONE...coughing a bit, etc, but I can get around.

Will that affect my blood tests? Should I wait until I am totally over this thing?

Just wondering - I am new to all this and don't understand all the "maintenance & observation tests".

I have Lupus, Sjogren's, Raynaud's and APS if that makes any difference.

Thanks so much....