?

Log in

No account? Create an account
Adam Israel
This and that 
24th-May-2010 12:20 am
Scarf

This was a good news/bad news kind of week on the medical front. I wish I had more energy to talk about it, but I am running low on spoons and need to conserve them.

Good news:

  • Kidneys and Thyroid are normal.
  • It’s not Multiple Sclerosis.
  • It’s probably not Lupus.

The bad news:

  • There is still a chance it could be Lupus, so I had more blood drawn to confirm/deny.
  • I do have Fibromyalgia. All of the symptoms fit.
  • I need to have a sleep test to determine if I’m suffering from sleep apnea or cataplexy, and to see if it explains the occasional fugue states I sometimes experience.

I will have a lot more to say about Fibromyalgia. Right now I’m still in the acceptance phase, which isn’t always easy. Figuring out my limitations and triggers is going to take some time. I’ve already started re-evaluating my diet, to try and determine what foods may be causing flares. I imagine that this could be a long process of self-discovery.

I also have just over a month before I leave for Clarion, so I’m going to be busy wrapping up all of the legal and medical stuff, and reading. Lots and lots of reading. Lots of work, too. And when Clarion is over, I can go back home to Canada. If I’m quiet, sullen or manic, well, you know why.

[Crossposted from Adam Israel. If you'd like to comment, you can do so either here or there.]

Comments 
24th-May-2010 11:52 am (UTC)
Well, I'm ceratinly glad they don't think it's MS or lupus...
24th-May-2010 01:11 pm (UTC)
The MS is ruled out for sure, which is a huge relief. Lupus still is possible, just not probable based on the fact that it's much rarer in men. They're repeating the test, and running new ones, in a different lab, to check.
24th-May-2010 05:09 pm (UTC)
I'll hope for negative results for that, then ;o)
1st-Jun-2010 08:38 pm (UTC)
I have two good friends who are managing fibro really well with exercise and diet. I hope this is the complete and total answer for you, dear.
This page was loaded Nov 22nd 2017, 5:25 am GMT.