Today has been quite a day. I’m getting this post out late tonight because it is the first chance I’ve had all day to sit. Tommy took off of work today to go with me to the rheumatologist. So this morning he and I dropped Jack off at preschool – one of his favorite places – and then headed out Knoxville for my appointment. The world of rheumatology is new to me. I know nothing about it but have quickly learned it’s a very busy field. In October my awesome doctor got me a first available appointment with a rheumatologist – for June. Until then, it was just pull myself up by my boot straps and muddle through. In fact, I’ve rather become accustomed to not feeling well. Not to do a whining post, but I do realize that I haven’t shared too much here about my health issues. Since so many of you have asked, here is my update.
An opportunity arose for me to see another rheumatologist in February, and my awesome doctor jumped on it for me. He and his nurse got me set up, and today was the day. My appointment went really well, and I am very thankful I was able to see this doctor today. I am feeling so blessed to start a regimen to help me feel better. And after all of the blood she ordered today, I’m hoping there will be some more definitive answers.
I went to the hospital to get my blood drawn, and the technician drawing my blood said she had never seen so much blood. Not exactly what you want to hear. 24 vials of blood later, I was on my way. She said I was going to need a blood transfusion after wards. I am thankful that I am feeling really well, even though they did draw a large amount of blood. I snapped this picture. [That’s all my blood.]
After all of that, I went by Target to pick up my new prescriptions and then headed out to the Knoxville Moms Blog first Moms Night Out. It was a nice evening, and I got to meet some lovely women. It’s been a busy and eventful day! Now I’m going to go sleep and try to make some more blood 🙂
And also, I’m rooting for snow! Lots and lots of it! Let’s hope this storm shifts more and the temps are really cold tomorrow and we get a mass amount. Fingers crossed 🙂