I had my first visit to st thomas yesterday.
My Consultant was absent at last minuite but they said that i could see another doctor .
I was in there for ages , talking and an examination . He was a lovely doctor and really listened and even had a sense of humour !!!! He did this weird test , putting paper in my eyes ! but when he took them out he said they were "bone dry !"
Anyway i remember thinking ' thank god i am not wearing a G string '!! as i lay there in sensible knickers with paper sticking out of my eyes !
After , i sat there wishing and hoping for a diagnosis , as the doctor explained that i definately have some symptoms that point towards Lupus but it is not enough to say i have or i havent.
First of all i couldn't help but feel dissapointed, but this feeling didnt last long as i knew how thorough he had been .
He sent me to have about 12 or more tubes of blood taken ! ( i am not joking ) and i have to go back in March and this time will see dr Senna.
So............... Coonnective Tissue Disease is where i am at for now.
Although i want a specific diagnosis , its not for the want of trying !i can learn to not know for now , as i know that St Thomas' go through everything with a fine tooth comb and i have recieved the best treatment with no stone unturned!
I will look forward to March now and accept that i may or may never know ? i'll just have to wait and see what tomorrow brings !
Oh yeah, thanks to all who sent me good luck x