I'm sorry if I should be digging through the archives for similar posts. I'm on my lunch break at work and I just have to get this out there immediately.
I was diagnosed with Limited Systemic Sclerosis in January of 2007. I was treated until I thought they were going to kill me. 3 years of chemo, 4 years on O2, anti-malaria drugs, anything you can think of, I was given. They were talking about a stem cell transplant when I finally said enough and went off of almost all drugs and stopped going to the doctors. That was about 5 years ago, and I managed to get back on my feet again. For the most part. Lately I've had a slew of symptoms reemerge, so I caved and went to an ENT. Well, it was actually because I blew my eardrum out, but anyways, she was really interested in my history, so I let her take my blood and run a rheumatological panel.
I got a call from her today saying my bloodwork was just peachy. As in, I had nothing going on. Seriously? I was tested multiple times in the past and came up with positive ANA, anticentromere antibodies, speckled pattern. This morning I've been feeling horrible, like the past, and then I got this call.
How is this possible? I was all ready to get the bad news- that I was used to- and then I get that call. Can anybody tell meanything about how this could be possible?
Please respond. I am so confused. Thanks.