Hi ! Carol,
Thanks for your Reply, I didn't see it until a few minutes ago....,
I just thought I was sick, looking back at my last post on here !
" THIS WEEK IS HORRIBLE !!! "
I look like I have a case of full blown MUMPS !!! I am swelled up like a
Bulldog ! I am past the chipmunk stage !lol.
I have been in bed since the weekend, with a fever, and in extreme PAIN !
It's like sharp-shooting pains, in these glands.
I can't chew very well, so I have been on my soup diet. Yuck ! Oh, but I
look forward to that icecream ! (Half melted, of course !)
I called my Doctor on Monday, and of course, he is OUT this week !
I don't guess it matters though, He says there's nothing he can do for me...,
I just HATE that ****, don't you ?
Carol, I am so sorry to hear that you have LUPUS and THIS ! Aparently, this
Sjogren's Syndrome is hard to diagnose, and from all of my searching,
it takes a long time to get one, for some reason.
But, I do know my diagnosis is conclusive.
One of the things I don't get, is swelling of the parotid glands is a HUGE
symptom ! I think my heart jumped up in my throat when I saw some photos,
cuz, I thought, Ohhhhh, Nooooooo, surely my glands want be swollen this
bad ! Well, heeeeere they are...... !
My Doctor told me that they would swell up, go down, and swell back up.
But, this is CRAZY !
This has been going on since ' JUNE ' !
I hear what you are saying about the Antibiotics ! During all of this time,
I have been on Antibiotics a couple of times, for the crud., and etc.,
And, I can tell you that I WAS better whilst I was taking them.
So, this makes no sense to me, when they say that this is a viral condition,
don't you think ?
I AM going to ask my Doctor about this, the next time I see him. I had thought about the cordisone too !
Isn't it a shame that we have to ask our Doctors what WE think they should do, and what We want..... ?
THANKS, Carol, I am so glad we have this board on here too !
Let me hear from you........, and THANKS for listening......., Good luck to You !
Back to bed......,