Maybe I do have a better chance of getting into the Mayo Clinic earlier? I was sitting here laughing thinking I should just go to the Duke Hospital Emergency room and not leave until I see a rheumatologist. Do you think that would work? I once saw on Mystery Diagnosis that a girl was so fed up she drove herself straight to the emergency room at Harvard and wouldn't leave until they found out what was wrong with her. It turns out she had some major major life threatening problems.
I was sent for yet another hip X-Ray. My doctor will not let up about avascular necrosis. I am unable to get the MRI because of the screws in my leg. Ugh. So now what?
Rita pulled a pretty spiffy trick on my ankle today. She made my ankle into a double hump camel. RA is like shadow puppets. My joints turn into all of these weird looking creatures. It was impressive today. I used a new app I have and made a photo montage of what my RA has looked like lately. Rita is alive and kicking that's for sure. Hopefully I do not go back to the darker place I was a few days ago. I got my antidepressants increased. Hopefully tomorrow that will start to help with the pain management as well because as of today, I only have 13 days left until my first of 2 surgeries. I just want to rest and relax with minimal pain and worry before going in.
Here is my ode to visible RA. I think this meets the specification of looking sick.
I sure do wish for better looking knees and ankles but that might not happen.