But, doesn't it just TAKE THE CAKE to then find out you just happen to be one of a small minority of people who contract an AUTOIMMUNE disease from salmonella ???
Yup. Found out today, what I had suspected. I have developed Reiter's Syndrome: a lovely consolation prize from my recent bout of salmonella poisoning. I wouldn't mind if this were temporary, but it is a chronic, come-and-go, lifelong thing. Yippee!
Anyway, the doctor was nice enough to NOT order a joint fluid aspiration (very painful.) Instead I get to start visiting a rheumatoid arthritis specialist. Reiter's is very similar to RA and he's supposed to help me figure out how to manage it and deal with the pain.
Oh Happy Day!
(And no, I'm not telling Anastasia. And if you are one of the few who read my blog AND know us, please don't share this info with her. She gets freaked when I get a splinter, never mind some chronic thingamajig...)So....prayers? Sympathy? Extra strength advil? Give me what you've got people...lol!