Friday, February 4, 2011

Medical Update: Inconclusive

So, tired of waitng for my results, I phoned the doctor today and got them. Bone density test, "fine". X-ray and blood test show "arthritis."

"But the question," I said to the nurse, "was whether it was rheumatoid arthritis."

"It doesn't say rheumatoid here," she said. And then, before I knew it, I was transferred to the front desk to verify my mailing address, since they had mailed me my results on January 15.

Demetrios says the test would have specified "rheumatoid" if that's what it had been. So it isn't. But he remains convinced it isn't osteoarthritis, either.

So now he wants me to consult a rheumatologist to find out exactly what it IS. UGH.


Anonymous said...

I hope you get good news! The waiting is always the hardest!

elizabeth said...

Waiting is hard! hope you don't have to wait too long! sending some love to you!

Michelle M. said...

Yes, waiting is hard. We're in the middle of waiting for lots of different results and appointment for our little guy, so I understand your stress very well. I hope you'll be able to figure this out soon. At least the bone density test was good. That's definitely a positive that you learned.

Anastasia Theodoridis said...

Thank you, everyone.

Michelle, I know. Even when I do not leave a comment, I read your blog, and I keep praying for Bunky. And all of you, of course.