With a cardiologist and a stroke specialist thrown in for good measure too!
I've had a little respite from my myriad of appointments but I'm back at the hospital today for my fourth set of blood tests, and very soon I'll be seeing all my consultants again.
At my last appointment, my stroke consultant is confident I do have APS based on the fact I suffered a TIA (diagnosed on my MRI and the symptoms I presented at A&E with) and that my initial 2 sets of blood tests were mildly positive.
After finally getting my haematology appointment though, he is less convinced I have APS as I'm only mildly positive and questioned whether I had infact suffered a TIA. He's ordered the second set of two blood tests, and as per standard procedure within my NHS trust will refer me to one of the specialist haematology teams in either Manchester or Liverpool for a second opinion.
However I'm wondering if I'd be better off with a Rheumetologist as I know so many of the people on this board think highly of them. What is the actual difference in respect of APS?
I'm currently on warfarin, sitting happily within my theraputic range and feel "well" most of the time with exception of some minor niggles. My stroke consultant (who is my lead consultant) is very reluctant to take me off anti coagulation as he is worried that I got off lightly this time and he doesn't want to see me sat in his clinic having suffered a more serious stroke.
Any thoughts would be greatly appreciated!