Sorry for the long rant. Just frustration!
I'm SOOOOOO tired lately. I can barely move or lift my eyelids. For the last few months I've been going to the doctor with this horrible whooping cough that comes from the bottom of my chest. They've given me every antibotic under the sun and it doesn't work. They've given me codien cough syrup. All that did was made me forget about the cough and not help it. When i do cough it's so painful that I just want to cry!
So this morning I went in to the doctor for a smorgis board of things (my regular physcian wasn't in so I had to see the other doctor. She was real nice.) I thought I had a UTI but come to find out that my pee was saturated with white blood cells. Some of them visably clumping together. My left lung isn't fuctioning and there isn't much air flow through it. And the butterfly is back across my face and the sores ALL over my tounge and cheeks are back and breading. She asked me if I've ever had a ANA test and I told her I had and it came back negitive. She said it's obvious that I have lupus and there are times that a false negative is prestent. I so wanted to tell her DUHHHHH!!!!! But alas I was a wearing my big girl pants today and kept my mouth shut. So she took more blood from me to test for lupus. Heck what other test could there be?? She didn't give me any drugs because she "doesn't want to over medicate" me. She wants to see me in two days to see how my lung function is doing. Holy cow!!! What a frustration!!! Has anyone been through this nonsense??? I want to see a rhematologist but I can't in this area with out a referal from my doctor first. What a crock!!! And my doctor wont send me until the test comes back positive. I feel like screaming, curling up in bed and not coming out until there is an answer. But again I must put on my big girl pants, look at the bright side. I do have two wonderful little boys and a husband that loves me.
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