Thanks for the reply. Well this morning's appt went well. My internist I could swear is borderline OC so in his field that is probably a good thing! Here is a breakdown of the bloodwork he did:
B-12, Ferritin, Potassium, ANA, Lipid Panel, Sed Rate (ESR), Urinalysis (with culture) and Rheumatoid Factor.
He said this is our "starting point".
Regarding the incontinence, we are a bit troubled by this as my urinalysis is the only thing with immediate results and they were normal. He gave me 2 days of antibiotics and asked me to call tomorrow for the culture results. The rest of my labs won't be available until next week.
I tried to pin him down about "possible" diagnosis and well, doctors are funny about that sort of thing!!! He wouldn't say anything, just that he wanted my results before proceeding. I am to continue on with current therapy for joint pain NSAIDs and Percocet as need for pain. I point blank asked him about lupus, he didn't answer me, but all his labs gave me my answer that he suspected it as well
So, I feel a bit better at least knowing the ball is rolling!!!!
Heading off to the GYN for the colposcopy in about 50 minutes and sooooooo not looking forward to that!
THanks again for your comment on your personal experience with incontinence. I have had mental anguish with this. I didn't even experience that with pregnancy and have had to resort to constant use of pantyliners.
I will keep everyone posted!!!