Sunday, November 2, 2008

Pain Update

I mentioned before that I've been in a bit of pain recently. I saw the doctor Friday morning. After the physical (I'll save you the gory details), we went over my bloodwork results.

First the good news:
I'm not diabetic.
My kidneys and liver are fine.
All my results look normal EXCEPT for the ANA (antinuclear antibodies) which is speckled 1:130. Anything more than 1:80 is considered positive. And I can't explain what the speckled means. I did all the research I can stomach and still don't understand it.

This means that I could have a variety of things. I'm not going to list them all. Lupus, RA, and EBV are on that list.

In the end, they drew 8 tubes of blood Friday morning, and I was told to schedule another appointment to go over the results.

I see the doctor November 14. I'll update when I know something.


marineof2 said...

((((((HUGS)))))) Steph! Try not to think about it too much til you have a definitive answer about what is going on (although I know how hard that can be!). Love ya! If you want to talk, I'm here for ya!

Mama Kalila said...

I am so sorry! I seemed to have missed this entry too... went back and looked after our facebook discussion. I hope everything is ok. I'll be praying for ya!