Medical History

Some posts that offer a glimpse into my sordid medical saga.

  • Rheumatology Appointment: January 4, 2018 January 4, 2018 - I made it just three days into the new year before I saw my rheumatologist. It was a planned follow up appointment to the one that I had in September. When I saw my rheumatologist for my last six-month appointment, I had a lot of fluid accumulating in my knees. That and the aching in …
  • Colorado Larimer Street It’s Fall and I Got My RA Blood Test Results October 17, 2017 - Good communication is at the foundation of any good doctor-patient relationship. Thus, I was thrilled when I got an e-mail from my rheumatologist to follow up on the blood work I had drawn at my last appointment. (Little things make me happy.) RELATED:┬áRheumatology Appointment: 09/28/2017 What are the RA Blood Tests? I have to get …
  • Rheumatology Appointment: 09/28/2017 October 1, 2017 - Another day, another doctor appointment. Or so it seems. I had my bi-annual visit to the rheumatology clinic today. I typically have a rheumatology appointment every 6 months, but yesterday I had to make a follow up appointment for 3 months. I had a really great conversation with my rheumatologist yesterday. There is a lot …
  • The Bad News: I Do Not Have A Chronic Illness September 17, 2017 - Hear me out! I know that I am incredibly blessed to have overall good health. A chronic illness can have such a significant and extensive impact and is truly life altering. Last Monday I had my endoscopic exam. I was supposed to receive my results in 7-10 days. I heard back in three and a …
  • One More Endoscopic Exam September 11, 2017 - To those affected by Harvey, Irma, Jose, the earthquakes, and the wildfires that you are in my thoughts and prayers. I hope your families are safe and your homes and town recover quickly. Today was the end of my gluten binge. I went in for my second endoscopic exam today to determine whether or not …