Tuesday, January 26, 2010

Tuesday stuff

So today is doctor day. I have to say I'm not looking forward to it, I have seen this man before, years ago, and he completely blew me off. He is supposedly the best rheumatologist (sp) in the Des Moines area, so we will see. Back then, he sent me on my merry way..telling me whatever might be wrong with me was not in his area. Since then, I have been diagnosed with fibromyalgia and sjogrens disease, both of which are his area. Neither of these things will kill me, but they certainly are playing hell with my life. I learned a long time ago with doctors that if what is truly wrong does not show up, give it time. It will either just go away, or become completely clear to all. I guess now it's completely clear? I can't really say. The tests all confirm it, but we all know it depends on the mood of the doctor. Yes, I really believe that. I have seen two different neurologists in the recent past, both of which agree that I have severe neuropathy. Both cannot understand why I have it, and the sjogrens provides the missing link. So, we will see. I have my doubts. All I want is help with coping because there are days when I see my future, living under a bridge, unable to support myself because of medical problems.

Yesterday, we were supposed to get a little snow. All predictions were less than an inch, with major winds. Hmm..by seven am when I left my house for work, there was about four inches, and the winds were blowing about thirty miles an hour. It was the worst drive to work for me, since the beginning of winter. And that is saying something. By ten am, there was a blizzard warning in place, travel was not advised anywhere, and I was already at work, twenty miles from home. By two pm, interstates and highways were being shut down, as the plows could not keep up with the winds and snow drifts. I made it home. It was not fun. We ended up with more than seven inches of the lovely crap and I am so fed up with it, I can't begin to tell you. This morning, it is better. The winds are no longer more than fifty miles an hour, and the snow has stopped. I just can't take much more of this. I'm serious. Arizona, here I come.

Happy Tuesday. :)


Gypsy said...

I hope it goes well at the Doctors Jamie.

I am seeing my Neurologist on Thursday for the results of the MRI I just had. I've only seen him once but for the first time in 7 years I finally feel as though I have found a doctor who understands this illness. I am extremely hopeful he can help me.

That weather sounds dreadful Jamie. I know I bitch about the heat but I'm willing to concede that it's nowhere near what you guys have to put up with.

Yep...Arizona sounds like a plan.

Smocha said...

Ugh! that sounds even worse than my freezing walk to the store I just had to take.

Hope the docs not as ass.

I sat we all BAN WINTER!

Happyone :-) said...

Good luck at the doctors. Hope things go well for you. Yesterday while you were dealing with the snow it was in the low 60's here. Crazy Weather. Today its back to normal in the 30's.

Coffeypot said...

Now that other doctors have done his work for him maybe he will be able to treat you and prescribe the right meds to help you. Do you have an option to change Dr.'s? I think I would...but that's just me. I get pissy when someone I’m paying money (or the insurance I am paying into) tries to blow me off. They work for ME, not me working for them. As for the snow…move South. We might get a day or two of the stuff.

Golden To Silver Val said...

oh brother....usually we get what you had within a couple days...sometimes it misses us and that's what I'm hoping for. 20 miles is a long way to drive in conditions like that. I only have to go 6 and in bad weather my hands hurt from gripping the wheel so hard. I'll be thinking of you all day today....sure hope you can hear some good news, dear friend. Also, glad the weather is cooperating today.

Cheryl said...

I hope your doctor really is the best around and armed with the information you're providing, will care for you in the best way possible. You're so right about things going away or becoming completely clear. My stuff has always mysteriously come and mysteriously gone.

The weather sounds dreadful. It must have been a terrifying drive home. Wow!

Lena said...

Good luck with the doctor Jamie. I know how frustrating it can be.

I hope you get the answers you are looking for.

Leann said...

I hope the Dr's appt went well and you were able to find some common ground with him. I agree with some of the others that I would be changing Dr's. Even if I had to travel. It is their job to help me not make me feel as if it's all in my head. No one knows your body better than yourself.

I am so with you to Arizona! Tired of the dreary rain. You would never end up under a bridge my dear. You and your fur babies are welcome always. We would be good company :-)