Friday, July 18, 2008

Good News and No News

First, the good: I won't be needing surgery to remove my gall bladder at this juncture. The "no news:" I'm still a mystery.

I've repeated the details of my story a few times with friends and during the tellings, a few of my chronic issues always come up. I have some auto-immune issues like Hashimoto's Thyroiditis, which my sister calls "most dishonorable thyroid disorder." I've discovered over the past decade that, with one auto-immune problem come others. I'm lucky though - no Lupus, no M.S. Just asthma, chemical sensitivity, PCOS and Hashimoto's, all of which are live-withable.

Iwas relating to Mr. Lobo this afternoon a funny story about having my favorite doctor EVER (Lisa Capaldini) officially diagnose my collection of endocrinological(?) malfunctions as "Space Alienism." This was right after she asked if my husband and I met at a 'weird endocrine disorders support group' and we answered in unison, "no, in college." LOL. I guess the ol' S.A. is just acting up again...

ANYWAY... a few docs think the nausea & pain might be from one of the meds I'm taking to keep one aspect of my Space Alienism (the PCOS) under control. Just for kicks, we all (my PCP, a specialist, Ron, Mouse & I) decided I should stop the med for a couple of weeks and see what happens. Hopefully, this will improve my situation. LOL.

Let's hope.