Hi Guys, not posted for a while due to family emergency I mentioned back in September and loss of job a month later. Starting to pick myself back up fighting back. Anyhoo, those that have known me for a while will know I have been sent to virtually every hospital department over the past year in an attempt to identify what's wrong with me and sort me out following rheumy's snap decision that they'd misdiagnosed me 20 years earlier and I don't have any form of inflammatory arthritis but OA and fibromyalgia, despite a lot of my symptoms being suspiciously identical to spondylitis/RA. The "fibro" symptoms I'd developed on top of the old familiar ones miraculously disappeared when they found my bone density wasn't what it should be and put me on calcium and vit D. I'm also anaemic suddenly - never had a problem before - and iron levels were so depleted they decided I'd better have some investigations to check there's no internal bleeding and that my IBS hadn't also been wrongly diagnosed. So a month ago I had to have a gastroscopy and last Monday I had to have a colonoscopy (no they couldn't save everybody's time and effort and do them both at the same time - silly me for applying logic!). Oh dear, this had turned into a mimi rant - soz. So now we come to the reason for me needing tea and sympathy. They sent me an evil preparation to take to clear me out prior to the procedure and boy my body did not like it at all! Cue vomitting, indigestion, killer headache and living on the loo! Couldn't even keep water in. They must have given me something to calm it all down when I was away with the fairies as I felt much better that evening but I've felt rotten ever since. I've no idea how long it'll take my poor bod to get over the after-effects but I've had to cancel my physio session today and it's making me feel very much less than festive and no strength to do all the Christmas preps. I've been recalled for a second interview this afternoon so will have to put on my best Oscar performance in order to try and impress. Luckily all tests show no internal bleeding,ulcers, etc so that's one worry gone - next stop iron supplement. The annoying thing is that I often see posts on here mentioning anaemia etc but my GPs are not keen to question rheumy's findings. My next treat for 2014 is an ultrasound of my thyroid to see if the half I have left also needs to come out - deep joy.
Sorry it's been such a moan but I know I can vent here without worrying anyone. Right, off to chuck myself in some water to try and feel vaguely human for the interview.
Have a cool yule peeps xx