Friday, February 13, 2009

Throwing a Tantrum

I WANT A DIAGNOSIS!!! raaaaarrrrrr. :P nyah. not fair.

So, in case you haven't heard, all of the rheumatologist's tests came back normal. All of them! Sheesh! Couldn't just one be like "slightly low" or something? Looking at allllll my tests and allllll my charts and records and everything, you'd think I was "healthy as a horse," as these brainless lab people keep telling me.

AGH. frus. tray. shun.

The rheum. is putting me on Prednisone--like the Superman version of Ibuprofen. There are like 30 side effects. What the heck. This is absurd.

We've got an appt for 11am Monday to do some more tests (yippee).

Oh yeah. Today: Last night slept 11.5 hours. Still tired, I don't even feel like I look like myself any more. It hurts to smile. Not okay. Headaches, chest pain, dizziness, vertigo, numb fingers and feet, back pain, joint stiffness, etc etc.

Recognizing "To Write Love on Her Arms" Day -- always the day before Valentine's Day --

"everything's gonna be all right, rock-a-bye"


  1. Gah, I hope the new drug isn't too bad. How long will you be on it?

    And I'm sorry that it hurts to smile.

  2. They're putting me on 15 mgs/day for 2 weeks. If I don't see any improvement by the 5th day then i can just stop taking it.

    I'll start taking it Tues morning, after they run some more tests on Monday.