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And, the ongoing saga.....

Tuesday, March 18, 2014

So I did talk to the doctor on Monday. However, it only happened following much confusion but whatever. We had a very long talk (40 minutes), got the air cleared, although she was extremely apologetic so I didn't have to say much. She kept going on and on about how awful she felt. She explained the communication breakdown and we talked about the lab results. Discovered that the last ANA test (2011) was also mild positive but dermatologist interpreted it as negative. This ANA shows the very same numbers but my doctor and the rheumatologist interpret is as positive. So, bottom line is that probably nothing significant has changed healthwise. I went today for more blood work for rheumatologist and will see the rheumatologist Friday morning at 11:00. Hopefully, I can get some answers and we can figure this out.
I've worked out Monday and Tuesday; so far no chest pain on either side.
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    Medical practitioners have the same range of quality as any other profession. There are good plumbers and bad ones, good hairdressers and bad ones, good car mechanics and bad ones, and most are in the middle. Incompetent plumbers result in an unrepaired leak. Unfortunately, incompetent medical help is dangerous. I hope you can find someone to help.
    1431 days ago
    Good luck with your appointment tomorrow. Hope you get more definitive answers.
    1432 days ago
    Hope everything gets worked out for you. The worst part about the "practice" of medicine is it's more about ruling out what isn't.
    You know, my (former)primary care doctor once decided that my thyroid issues were "borderline" for over six months before a thyroid storm sent me to a specialist. He informed me that my results were well beyond borderline and had been for years.
    Am I thrilled about having a now pretty much non functioning thyroid and needing to take pills for the rest of my life? No, not really. But at least life seems to be worth living now that I know what I have and what I need to do to deal with it. And if I finally hadn't gone to the specialist...well, lets just say that a life lived the way I was feeling then, wasn't much of a life worth living.
    So good that you're going to the specialist and hopefully they can definitely r/o anything more serious than a chest wall muscle sprain.

    1432 days ago
    That was a long conversation with your doc. I bet the specialist will have some more good information on Friday. Keep us informed!!!
    I'm impressed that you worked out the past two days.
    I've been fighting a little cold shared by my grand kids and don't feel like walking or jogging. How pitiful is that? Good for you!!!
    1433 days ago
    Glad to hear you and the doctor had a good conversation and found out the story behind the ANA test. Hope you stay pain-free and relationship with Dr. keeps improving.
    1433 days ago
  • JANEDOE12345
    Good to clear the air. Doctors are human too but really you would expect someone along the line to have noticed. Glad you are okay despite their best efforts. emoticon
    1433 days ago
    Oh that is great that you have two days pain free. What a relief that you were able to clear the air with doctor too. It is good news that not much has changed technically but still a bummer that there is positive in there. It just shows what a trooper you've been all along!
    1433 days ago
    I'm glad you got to clear the air about mix up with your results. I hope you find out what you need with the Rheumatologist.!
    1433 days ago
    I am with 'M' the specialist will zero in on any issue you might have. I really trust my Rheumatologist and his PA .
    Waiting to read after your Friday visit. Take care (((HUGS)))) Pat in MAINE. emoticon emoticon emoticon
    1433 days ago
    Personally I like specialists. You should find out what you need to know from the rheumatologist. I'm hoping it's good news. Whatever you have, if anything, isn't the acute type.
    1433 days ago
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