Hi All! I've been hiding lately from my illnesses, as I'm sick of docs, INR levels, RA, Sjogrens and the like... I seem to be putting my head in the sand!!! I had an MRI of my good legs' knee, as I lost my left leg, I call the rt. Leg my good leg! Lol... I had it done about 5 weeks ago and have not gotten my results as of yet! I'm scheduled for another MRI of my throat! B4 I even knew I had APS my first problem was having trouble swallowing back in June last year! I went ENT & she told me she has no idea why other than GERD! This primped me and Doc agreed that I see a Neurologist! He just wrote me off as having a virus going thru my body! Lol... A big virus and partially true as APsnotsofab sent an article wit much information about autoimmune diseases and viruses! Now my dilemma is swallowing and a constant gruff throat and was recommended by my ENT Doc to see throat specialist due to fact that my throat so badly swollen and small airway to breathe, she cud see nothing! This specialist said I have a severe case of GERD & a small spot on vocal chord and one side of my throat more swollen that the other! He then wanted me to get a CAT SCAN! He put down with CONTRAST! In my chart in BOLD LETTERS it state ALLERGIC TO CONTRAST! Therefore that red tape cancelled and MRI of my throat has been scheduled! I'm in no rush as I went away for 2 weeks to Nashville,& Memphis Tennessee! Just wanted to be happy and have a good vacation for my Hubby's 84Th Birthday! He has Alzheimer's and this was his wish to go there once more b4, his disease escalates! He is cognoscente enough that he sometimes knows he has it! Poor guy! The throat specialist said he won't by oozy that spot on my vocal chord because I'm too hi risk for surgery! I spoke to my Hemotologist and he agrees it shud be biopsyed & wants to speak with me about finding someone who'll do it! Why are we at hi risk? B4 they knew I had tie I've been operated on more than 20 times! So what's the big deal now??? I do know warfarin is one reason, but I can go on the tummy shots instead? Correct? I just don't know anymore & don't think I want to know! My headaches still every morning and I'm tired of this all! Do all of us get these moments and times like the? Ones where we want to forget, stop all meds and just GIVE IT TO GOD??? Thx in ad anytim your amazinly helpful responses! Y'all are truly dedicated to this thoroughly brilliant site that held me and many others! The dedication our Representatives show us is uncaningly amazing and so selfless! I honor them with The utmost RESPECT!, They answer all of us so brilliantly!!! Godspeed!!!