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Today is a gloomy rainy day. It’s cold. Yesterday was awesome…why couldn’t today have been just as awesome.
I think the weather got to me because I was a cranky tired mama this morning. Took awhile to start feeling better.
I was supposed to have updated last week after the Rheumatologist and I just haven’t gotten around to it. So I’ll give y’all a quick update now.
First off, I have a new “symptom“. It’s a very strange one that came on suddenly over the last month. One day I put on a T-shirt and noticed it was hugging my belly.
Right under my ribs my stomach is protruding and hard!
It’s like I went from being normal to looking about 7 months pregnant.
When I was at the Rheumatologist he had me lay down and began feeling it all.
He asks me….”Are you sure you’re not pregnant?”.
Yea, I’m sure.
If I was pregnant enough to be this big I would be feeling the baby move, besides that my periods are normal, besides having two in one month back in March. I also get extremely ill with hyperemisis when I am pregnant. He said that he want’s me to go get checked out by an OBGYN before I come back to see him. It’s not fat, super weird.
So the visit with the Rheumatologist was filled with a lot of info gathering. Lots of questions. He covered everything. He then began checking me out. I think he checked every joint in my body. He also did the pressure point test for Fibromyalgia.
He said that I have all the signs and symptoms of Fibromyalgia including the pressure points. Thing is, even putting that label on it does not cover all the issues that I am having. Especially the way the veins in my right arm are enlarged and the way that pain is over there. So we have figured out that I do have Fibromyalgia, which was pretty much given considering both my mom and grandmother have it.
BUT he is dumbfounded on the rest. He ordered more labs.
I was poked 4 times by 3 different women. My veins do not cooperate.
The Rheumatologist visit was $449.00, this was with the 25% discount of paying in full. That’s way more than I expected to pay. These medical bills are out of control.
This visit was last Thursday. On Friday I called the OBGYN he had given me the number for. Before I made the call I went ahead and took a pregnancy test just so I could tell them I had if they asked. Of course it was negative. When I called I explained what was going on and that I would need an ultrasound. I have Endometriosis so we need to see if I have some out of control cysts or a tumor. I asked her to give me a ball park figure on the cost of that visit so I could be prepared…..she said around $500.00.
Ughhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh, will it ever end?
So, I have that appointment scheduled for May 24th with the OBGYN, it was the soonest they could get me in. I also have an appointment with the Rheumatologist on June 3rd to go over my blood work and hopefully get this crap figured out.
Anyone want to give me a job?
Ok, on to something more pleasant….
Today is Mother’s Day! The girls and I had decided we would be planting plants and flowers today. I took them to Walmart and let them pick everything out. We came home and we figured out what to plant where and got to work. I think it turned out so pretty! My girls did cool! They picked out an awesome variety!
I’ll be back tomorrow!
Happy Mother’s Day everyone!
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