Hi Everyone : ) My Sis (Karen) is being batted around (since Spring) over here (U.S.) from hospital(s) to nursing home(s)....She has been diagnosed at one doctor / hospital as having APS back in summer. She has never been set up with a rheumatlogist or a haematologist. She has been experiencing EXTREME pain (on a 1-10) of 9. The pain is in her back and her hand and has been constant for over 2 weeks now! They have perfromed xrays and blood test that "show nothing" and have placed a brace onto her hand/wrist which she says offers a little comfort. I just can't help but think that a Rhumy or blood doc could alleviate some of her pain! Not yelling at you guys, just yelling out of frustration, you seem to be the ONLY ones that understand her plight, her pain and our frustration. Thanks for letting me vent : ) Lene'