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Wednesday, March 16, 2011

my thumb does not have a cold!!!

So although it must be true that joints can get viruses, colds per say, it seems that after almost 2 1/2 months mine has not. It has not been getting better, so I went back to the dr. on an unrelated incident, and let him know that it was not getting over its cold, and he decided to go ahead and do some further investigating. we did and x-ray, it seemed to be ok. and some blood work, and there is where the problem comes in. My RA level is elevated. which helps to determine if you have rheumatoid arthritis. So what this means exactly I am not 100% sure, I am being sent to a specialist in logan, and we will go from there! So I will take one day at a time, and see what comes next! Thanks to all my blogging friends for being my sounding boards!!! Sometimes it helps to just write it all out. I look at my kids and know that they sure aren't going to be my sounding boards so here I sit with my fingers on the keyboards and this is what you get. I am not even sure what I feel yet. I am optimistic that medicine has come a long way, and there is always something that can be done now, I just have to find where I fit in! So I will find out when my new appt is and keep you all up to date! :)


Goodwin Family said...

Glad you've discovered that it isn't really a cold and there really is something wrong! Hopefully you get it all figured out and feeling better!

Jodi said...

I'm glad the dr decided to do some more checking. The cold thing sounded a little too strange! Hopefully you will be able to find some relief SOON!

Jeanine & Christian Brown said...

I am glad that you know what to investigate now. Good luck.

Tricia said...

I had this same test done when they were trying to get me some help with my migraines. The neurologist checked for just about everything. Mine came back a little bit elevated. When I went to the dr he said some medications can alter this test so I am suppose to go back in and have it re-tested. Speaking of I think I was suppose to do that a couple of months ago...I better get on that.

Good luck and keep us posted. I will keep you in our prayers. Just remember whatever comes of it you are very strong and you will get through this. I am here if you ever need to talk :)