I went to Davis for my 3rd opinion and he wants more data. Then wants to see me in about a month again. For some reason, my glands are NOT nearly as big as they were in June. (can stress make then HUGE? Because they were really big in June and that's really the only difference between June & July) Basically before he even thinks of treating he wants to redo ALL the tests since day 1! So I had a ton of blood work done, he even redid the Genetic testing and is checking to make sure I was diagnosed correctly! Then he wants my sleep study redone (talk about a nightmare- my sleep dr. is MIA, so I asked my regular dr. if she could just refer me to do the sleep study since time is of the essence & I don't need a diagnosis, I just need the sleep study done to confirm the machine is still at the correct settings! So she referred me to a NEW sleep Dr. whose nurse couldn't comprehend all I need is the study!). Anyway, I am pleased he wants to get to the bottom of everything but am greatly concerned because I have to go back to work in less than a month or not go back. I don't know how to survive another year of the extreme stress, being sick all the time, feeling like I am going to fall asleep all the time etc. I know even the neurologist is concerned because literally daily I would feel awful, headaches/sore throats/stomach aches then come up and sleep for 3-4 hours....Teaching was my life but I need to decide in the next 3 weeks what to do. Are there any other teachers out there who just kept getting sick all the time? If so, how did you handle it? My students last year were great and so was my custodian clean was our motto.
Anyway, thank you for all the advice. I'll be curious to see what the test results say.