You know how much I appreciate my fellow bloggers and the friendships that we’ve made. I will do a post telling of the highlights of spending time with my kids and grandkids. But there was a severe lowlight and I thought I’d share the story with you now. Put it out there and get it over with.
Thursday night of last week the heels of my feet were very sore. I called my dad to discuss it. We decided it probably was from how I was sitting at my new computer. The next day, I awoke to sore ankles, too. By Saturday, I had packed the car and I had pain that had spread to my arms and wrists. I was having trouble getting around. My feet and hands were wickedly sore. On Tuesdays, my kids insisted I go to the hospital. It was a long 8 hour experience. I left with pain meds which obviously helped.
It had got significantly worse by Thursday and my son and daughter drove me to the hospital I use at home. I got 15 vials of blood drawn. They x-rayed my lungs. They ultra sounded my legs for clots. Yesterday I finally got to see my own doctor. At the moment we do not know what is happening. As my doctor said, “We are still eliminating possibilities.” So I will see a specialist on Monday. We know this much: I have severe arthritis in all my joints. Both my doctor and I thought that I had rheumatoid arthritis. But that test came back negative as well.
It is hard to feel so lousy and have no one having an iota of a clue as to what’s going on. I’ve shared this for several reasons. So many of you I consider as good friends, that when you ask me how my vacation went, I did not want to ignore the truth. While I did enjoy my time with my family (I always do when I’m with my kids and grandkids) obviously would not the “headline of this past week.” I will tell you more when I know more. But please don’t feel obligated to comment on this or worry about me. I don’t believe this is life threatening, so this too will pass. Thanks for letting me bend you ear.