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Hi everyone, hope this friday sees you all well (or as well as can be).
i had my appointment today with a lovely nurse, she's a Rhuematology Specialist Nurse at our GP practice, apparently the only one who practices in a GP surgery in the country, and in her words 'All GP surgeries should have or have access to these services'. She's fanatical about autoimmune disorders and actually suffers from Lupus herself. What a lovely lady she is too. Anyway, i digress....lol
I have got Inflammatory Arthritis (as nice GP thought) in my spine, neck, elbows, wrists and knees, I believe it is Ankylosing Spondylitis. But also, do have Fibromyalgia. My joints are all very swollen (some i didn't realise, pain everywhere so hadn't noticed specific points were so tender)
I'm being refered to Arthritis Clinic quickly at Hinchingbrooke, to see Rheumatologist as soon as possible.
I feel strange tonight, relief, I was almost in tears with her, as someone listened, and finally understands and accepts how much pain i've been in, and wants to help, but the other side, i'm scared, its a big deal, life changing diagnosis. I also know i've got a lot of tests, scans, more tests, more scans ahead. Anger, towards the GP the other week (see my previous post about GP Made me furious). I finally feel that someone is on my side and most of all, believes me and best of all, understands.
So Monday, will be popping in to see the nice GP, and get some more pain meds organised, whilst awaiting the onslaught of appointments ahead.
So tonight, i'm having a rather large brandy and getting my head rounds things a little. :-)
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