Wednesday, November 19, 2008

My wonderings are almost to an end!

Yesterday I went to the Rheumotologist. Seems I've been going around in circles for months trying to find what was wrong with me. You know the saying "blessed are those who go in circles, for they shall be called a big wheel?" Well, frankly, I'm dizzy from going in circles. I don't want to be called a little wheel, much less a big wheel! I just want to feel better. At any rate, I have gone to six different doctors and still have another appointment today. They finally figured out I have Sjogrens (show-grins) Disease. Never heard of it? Well, don't feel bad - neither have I and most people will ask, what in the world is that? It's just another way of saying that your own body will attack your own immune system. It can attack the lungs, the pancreas, whatever! So I was put on medication. But I can't get it filled until I go to my eye surgeon. Now that is the pits! Sometimes I think the doctors are going in circles. I just went and had my eyes checked a couple weeks ago. Got new glasses! Now I have to go back to see if I can take another doctor's prescription! Sometimes you wonder if they really know what they are doing. I really think they know what they are doing, but sometimes it gets to be too much. I had to give them 12 tubes of blood. Can you imagine! Why won't one big tube do? Guess I will find out. I just ask that each of you will pray that the medicine will work! I am so sensitive to medications and have so many side affects until I am almost afraid to start it. But I know God is in control and I have so much to be thankful for. They could have said cancer or something far worse. I guess I have vented enough! I'm tempted not to even publish this - but I do need prayer and who else to ask but my sisters in the Lord? Thank you!


Ruthie said...

I will pray that your medication works. I know it's frustrating to go to so many different doctors all the time. Back in our parents day, there was the one general Dr who took care of everything. Now all the Drs. are specialized - but there is so much more knowledge now that they have to specialize in one thing. So we are actually getting better care.

Also, CONGRATULATIONS on your 50th anniversary. Ours is next year.


Carrie said...

I will be praying for you. The Dr's thought my mother may have it a couple of yrs ago, but she was finally diagnosed with Parkinson's.
I am not telling you this to make you think you may have Parkinson's but to tel you I understand some of your anxiety of not knowing.

Cora from Hidden Riches said...

I do hope the medication works and I will be praying for you as you go through all this with the Dr.'s. I know about the run around, too! Hope it is all resolved really soon!!!!

And thanks for visiting my blog today! I appreciated your comment so very much!


Cathy said...

Praying for you, dear Sister. I know how you feel about taking medicine. I'm sorry you are having to go through all that. I pray that the medicine will work. My immune system is not great either with the allergies and asthma.

Deborah said...

Vent all you like! It has to be frustrating to go through all this and not have answers. I'm praying that this medication helps.