Ok , so today I saw the gastro guy ... Had an endoscopy a while back , prior to the skin biopsy results .. Results .. Coeliac screen negative 👍.. Stomach inflammation, but I'm 'old ' ( I'm 48 ) so not worried ... Apparently if you are over 45 you are medically old .. I can accept that ... He isn't worried about me , overall thrilled with the diagnosis of constipation predominant ibs , ' 'please follow a LOW fibre diet ' .. I have interpreted this as ' please eat more cake ' .. Again 👍
The other positive is , due to the lupus positive biopsy he wants to be doubly sure he's not missing anything significant he now wants to do a colonoscopy too so he's booked me in ...
I know it sounds a bit weird to be pleased with this news but I feel vindicated in that I knew I wasn't well and it finally seems I'm being taken seriously . I'm getting the ' M.O.T ' .. I can stop speculating and googling and worrying myself silly ..
If it's lupus , so be it , I can deal with it , I need to know my enemy , I have aches and pains and lumps and bumps , I have little control but have great belief in a positive mental attitude . I have been struggling to find that attitude over the last year or so . Finding this site has been a godsend and I don't have half the issues that others here have so my heart goes out to you all . Thank you for your continuing support and I know that , chances are , I'll have much lower days when positivity may be beyond my reach .. That's ok too , cos I now have a place to vent . 😘😘