Mudcat Café message #3604744 The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #142631   Message #3604744
Posted By: VirginiaTam
25-Feb-14 - 11:31 AM
Thread Name: Jane's Rainbow: for all needing support & comfort
Subject: RE: Jane's Rainbow: for all needing support & comfort
Ahoy fellow crew members.

Saw rheumatologist yesterday. Only about 10 minutes with her and most of that she was messing with computer that sould not open my most recent blood tests. Sent nurse away to collect them from another PC. Told me, after I made ususaly complaint about pain and fatigue being worse than ever that if bloods do not show reduction in inflammation then funding for my anti-TNF treatment would be removed.

She did not look at my hands (or my feet which I told her are now showing deformity).

At end of appointment a nurse came in with print out of my blood work taken from another computer and luckily the inflammation is down to 27 from 67. That is a drop of 40 points. Doctor couldn't explain why I still feel so bad and didn't really want to talk about it. My guess is it can't be infection as this would show in the blood work as inflammation. Anyway, doc approved an appointment with anti-TNF therapy nurse in 3 months time.   

I'd cross my fingers if I could and wish that my symptoms to take a clue from the blood tests long before end of May.

4th injection of anti-TNF this coming Friday.

Love, good wishes and warm sunny days to you all.