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Jul 09, 2009 - 2 comments







SSA & SSB blood tests





Heard from my gyne today, even tho the mammo and ultrasound did not show the lump, he wants me to see a surgeon, so she can feel it herself.  A woman, and she only does breasts!!!  So, that's a good thing!!  My dexscan came back showing that my spine is great, (YAY!!), but, my hips are hips hurt all the time, can't even sleep in a bed, have to sleep in a, I have to see an orthopedic doc, for that. Just added to my list!! LOL
I went to the eye doc yesterday...I have a cataract in both eyes and the right one is ready to be removed, I am darn near blind in that eye, have to set up surgery for that...just put it on my list!!  I was thrilled tho because, the doc, did a Schirmer's test on my eyes to see how much tears my eyes make, low level can indicate Sjogren's Syndrome, which I have suspected for quite awhile.  He also agreed to give me a script to have an SSA & SSB blood test, which are used for diagnosing Sjogren's...I was so excited, that I might finally know, one way or the other, if I have it, and 2 months before my appt with a Rheumatologist, who would have done those tests at that time...there is something strange about being so excited about a possible diagnosis, but, I know alot of you have felt the same way, so I feel safe sharing this excitement with you...thanks to all who read and comment...:0 joyce

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by Cherie762, Jul 10, 2009
Jpyce ,make sure to tell ortho about sleeping in recliner, may not be the best for you he may offer other choices,,,HINT did you know if a dr writes you a prescription for a really expensive mattress needed for health reasons that it is tax deductable?

Hint two while getting cateracts done if you need eyeglasses they can straighten your vision out so that you wont my 75 yr old dad just had that done, its  wonderful he has perfect vision now,,after 50 years of glasses.

I feel exactly as you do it is exciting to be diagnosed being in the dark and trying to diagnosis yourself is hard, its better to know and deal with....God Bless you !!! love, Cherie

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by joycekatherine, Jul 12, 2009
Cherie, thanks for the advice on the eye surgery...fortunately, I only need readers, other than the cataract, I have 20/20 vision!!  I will definitely keep the mattress thing in mind, cuz, I did not know that!!That's why I love this site so much, everyone is a fountain of very helpful knowledge...thanks so much for sharing yours!  hugs, j

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