First of all, I want to thank everyone for your concern over my recent health and emergency issues. When something this serious happens to you, it really makes you open your eyes to what is going on! There were so many warning signs that I just dismissed as "a weird virus" but now I know.
I had my appointment with the rheumatologist. Time to find out if what I was pretty sure of was fact or just my imagination. First of all, let me just say that I was a dope for putting such a long waiting period between visits. I tried to pretend that age did not matter when it comes to health so I ignored a lot of things and now they have all ganged up on me! It will take time to get a lot of this back on track but I will do it!
Suddenly all the things that have been happening to me during the past year make sense. The dizziness, shortness of breath, mysterious bruises popping up for no reason, constantly being tired and so much more. It has all been explained with one diagnosis. Vasculitis. I have the more extreme form of it and treatments need to begin ASAP but are on hold due to some bad lab results. To make a long story short, I have multiple auto immune disorders (that seem rather harmless on their own) and instead of protecting my body, my immune system has attacked it.
The suddenness and seriousness of this diagnosis left both me and DH a little shocked and stunned to say the least but we are determined to fight it and I hope I will be able to say by the holidays that I am in remission and keeping it under control.
What I ask of my wonderful group of stitching and blogging friends is to say a prayer for me every now and then. When you have that cup of coffee in the morning, whisper a little prayer for me. When you look at some new threads for a project, whisper a little prayer for me. I plan to continue stitching and blogging as I have time so please don't give up on me! I will continue reading your blogs and I hope you will continue to watch for my posts. Thank you for letting me share this with you. I don't think it would feel right to go through this without letting my good friends know. May you have simple days and an uncluttered heart.