I'm diagnosed SLE, Discoid, Reynauds, Sjorgens and am now at the point of utter panic. Normally I can talk myself into acceptance of things but the latest has me in an utter funk. Saw GP Thursday with speech problem that comes and goes (three occasions over three weeks), either can't form the words, sometimes to such an extent I have bitten my tongue in an attempt to get out the words or the words come out pronounced OK but in a gibberish order. Hospital Friday, stroke clinic, with numerous tests culminating in CT scan. All tests negative so far for TIA (mini-stroke). Hospital will phone me next week with time for MRI scan. When I queried the need for MRI I was told I needed it to rule out Lupus going for my brain as the brain after all is an organ.
That particular thought had not occurred to me that the brain is just another organ, bearing in mind 'it' already has gone for gullet, stomach, bowels, skin, pancreas, hands and feet and knowing what I need to cope with now with these organs and limbs I am in an utter funk. I simply can't talk myself round this one at the moment.
Any one 'got the T-shirt' on this?