Full Circle Moment with Doctors for me

This story from my life might seem like a weaving and winding road or better yet a maze or perhaps even a jigsaw puzzle,

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Four years ago I told my GP I thought I had psoriatic arthritis. He said the rash I had was not psoriasis but he wanted me to see an orthopedic specialist about my knee. I went to that specialist who told me knee replacement is in my future but he wanted me to see a rheumatologist to find out why I have widespread pain. I went to the rheumatologist who diagnosed me with Celiacs Disease. So we thought that was it.

Two years ago I had a mild ANA test, so my GP wanted me to go to a rheumatologist. I went to a different one but days before I went there I was put on steroids for bronchitis and the ANA test came back negative there but he did diagnose me with Fibromyalgia and Degenerative Disc in my neck.

So after spending a lot of money on specialists, ones I mentioned in this post and others, I decided at my age what is the point. I decided to stop seeing specialists for rheumatology.

My GP had me see an ophthalmologist late last year who diagnosed me with Sjogrens. I thought well that is enough no need to see anymore specialists.

Lo and behold due to a rash on my elbow that won’t go away I went to a dermatologist yesterday. He found psoriasis in my scalp. my elbow and other spots. The issue that started this winding road 4 years ago has come full circle. I was right, I have psoriasis and next I will go to Omaha to the University Medical Center to see a- you guessed it- rheumatologist. Only this time I will have a diagnosis or two, well five, to take with me.

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Such is the life of a spoonie-person living with chronic illness. We bounce around from doctor to doctor. I am once again a pinball patient.

What keeps me sane? (some may question that) One word- Jesus. If it wasn’t for my prayer time with Jesus I do not know how I would cope with it all.

Thank you for reading. God Bless.

24 thoughts on “Full Circle Moment with Doctors for me

  1. Oh goodness!! Hopefully you can find relief from the psoriasis quickly!!
    I have scalp psoriasis (diagnosed by a dermatologist) it’s miserable at times!

      1. By God’s Grace I stand.
        Are you doing well after having your vaccines ?
        Blessings for your day big brother πŸ˜€πŸ™

  2. So frustrating. I can relate to this lately. The more people I meet with chronic illness, the more stories I hear of a similar nature. It’s sad and hard to be in so much pain and just be bounced around. I have seen two ENTs, a GP, an Oral Surgeon, and a Chiropractor in the last year. And yet I can’t fault anyone for having to search for answers rather it being cut and dry. It’s the nature of the beast I guess.

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