i am realizing i left those blood test results on my desk at work ARG. Luckily i'd posted this on here, so i wrote it down to take to the DR! I have lots more records to share with him so here I go!!!!!
I really, really like this man. He's smart, you can tell this immediately and a little bit quirky and I love that. Sometimes doctors seem *too* perfect, and Dr. P was just a good fit for me.
We talked my history, i showed him a lot of tests and charts. He instantly noticed my swelling in my hands, but said i'm in a good place. That i'm pretty sharp after the brief physical and we talked how to proceed. He said I wasn't treated properly, his wording was 'that's an intresting combonation of drugs' when I told him how I was treated in the beginning with the BElls in 1999. (It was prednizone and zitrhomax).
So now I go for blood tests (17 checked off AYE) but no western blot since it's been a long time and my old bits showed levels. He's testing for co-infections as well as tons of other things. With the numbness in my arms as well as my disconnected feelings I'm getting an MRI of the head and neck (UGH for a chlostrobobic person like me). I have a week long work event in 2 weeks time that I have to work and I couldn't take the risk of going on tetricyclin and Herxing. So we're going to wait for the tests to come back and take a more informed approach then.
It was time and money well spent. He and I also talked about the odds of me passing anything on to a child, since I was infected 7 years ago. There isn't a lot on it formally, so it really is anyone's guess, but we talked a lot about other people's experiences.
All in all, it was a great day and I'm not happy about the MRI and blood tests but that is because i am a wuss.
Hi Aimiloo ~ I am really glad your appt went well with Dr P. I am also gathering all my medical records from the time I developed the "rash" and was told it was just hives from an allergic reaction. That was 12 years ago.......too long ago in my opinion.
Just to clarify I'm not pregnant nor have I ever been. I wanted to get this under control for when we start a family sometime next year or in 2009! So we discussed issues with that, and how we'll deal with that when the time comes.
he said I can take some xanax (which i have) for it. I mentioned the open MRI and he said they aren't nearly as effective for the Brain/neck scan. I guess if i'm gonna do it, i'm going to do it RIGHT!
But it was a good meeting.....steps in the right direction.