Thursday, 21 August 2008


Today started sunny and warm. I went shopping with son and DIL and during this time the heavens opened with some extremely heavy showers. They didn't last too long but it has been very overcast with the odd light shower. No gardening done again this week.
Tuesday saw me at the hospital for my rheumatology clinic appointment. After a hour and a half travelling, due to road works and traffic diversions, the appointment lasted all of ten minutes. The outcome is that I'm once again on the medical roundabout. The doctor doesn't think that I do have rheumatoid arthritis... yet...but it may be he has referred me for a bone density scan at another hospital and I am to see him again in 4 months. If it turns out to be osteoporosis I will continue to attend his clinic but if not I will be referred back to my GP so that she can monitor my condition as he says "rheumatoid arthritis can creep up very quickly." In other one knows exactly what's going on. It's probably all down to the M.E. and they don't know what to do.
Tomorrow I'm off to the second of the Pain Management Programme course. I'm not very hopeful that it will do much good and I am seriously thinking about dropping out. I really think that I can find more productive things to do with my time.

1 comment:

Jane said...

Sue, I am so understanding what you going through. I suffer from Fibromyalgia, which as you may know is all tied up with similar symptoms to Me etc.
Thats on top of my Rhuematogy appts for AS.

Hope you've had a good day today!
aka draytonlady