My GP diagnosed me with "mixed connective tissue disorder".
My AMA test came back positive in low a teter
and bilateral bursitis in my hips.
For me this means I no longer can sit for great lengths of time with out my hips painfully burning.
Walking too much is difficult too. When church finished two Sunday's ago the weather was unusually mild, I decided to walk the two and a half blocks back to our house...
my hips seized up and I hobbled home in a lot of pain.
Work is out of the question for my fast paced job at the hospital.
My Rheumatologist said I have bursitis in both my hips and said that pain killers were the only thing I could do for it. So eleven months ago I took cortisone shots in both hips...ouch!
It was worth it at the time...
I was miraculously pain free for almost a year. I returned back to my full time job at the hospital.
Boy did it!!!
Not only is the pain in my hips back but new symptoms keep appearing... My hands are so stiff and painful, my arms too, right up to my shoulders there is pain.
Picking up my beautiful grandchildren has become difficult to do.
I have had to go on an a medical LOA from work, yet again...
Also with the shots one never know how much damage is being done
with over use of the body...cortisone numbs the pain!
Rash on both my cheeks that come and go.
(although not over the bridge of my nose)
Sores on the roof of my mouth/nose that too come and go, fatigue...
With out a positive ANA it cant be lupus...
MCTD in the first place has retired!!!
(finding a doctor out here is near impossible).
Desperate for help in went to a "walk in clinic" the Doctor there says
I am depressed and that is what is causing the pain...Maybe I am???
But that doesn't explain the the positive AMA test, nor the bursitis!
Like sitting at the computer too long.
My hope is that some one, maybe even in "blog land" might be able to give me some insight...
for the doctors don't seem to know.
This is my explanation as to why I have stopped blogging again.
I just didn't want to "bail" like I did a year ago....
Also to those who are not bloggers who visit my blog...G and the K's!
I shall miss blogging I do enjoy it.
I shall in small amount's keep up with blog reading,
so don't be surprised to see "comments" left by me from time to time.
(Your prayers are always welcome:-)