Yes! I am one step closer…and I’m not talking about my favorite Linkin Park song. I had my yearly doctor’s appointment today and it DID make a difference that I scheduled my blood work while I was having a reaction. Let me be clear…I am not excited that the ANA test came back positive but I am relieved to be one step closer to it having a name.
She gave me a list of the ones that she thinks it might be and is ordering more blood work. I have looked at them all and the one that seems to fit best is Sjogren’s Syndrome. One of the doctors at work has already given me the dry eye diagnosis and the dry mouth…I guess we will see after the 14th. My doctor told me when I go to the peridontist to bring my paperwork and tell her my ANA test came back positive. This explains so much! I knew my dental issues were related and now I have proof.
She advised me to keep doing what I am doing for now. This latest reaction was to an ingredient in a flavored bag of water lily pops…yeast extract, which now goes on the foods that are trying to kill me list.
KB is coming over Friday for dinner. Originally she suggested that we should go out to eat. It’s just easier for me to cook, I know what’s in it and I don’t have to worry about having a reaction. I have no idea what I’m making yet but it will be nice to have some adult conversation this week. I shouldn’t say it like that…I chose to lay low and recharge this week.
Today I decided to stop at the vault restaurant and pick up dinner. I made the Boy a ton of honey sriracha chicken yesterday so he was good, I ordered the Girl her salad with homemade bread and butter, and I got my favorite flatbread. I ate the toppings and the beagle ate the flatbread so everyone was happy. It’s one of the rare things I can eat out and not have a reaction to and since I’m not usually on that side of town a vacation day seemed like the perfect time to stop. I’m not a fan of soggy to go box food so after five minutes in the oven, it was good to go..
I had requested travel information from Kentucky and was pleasantly surprised to receive a map in the packet. I highlighted my route and put it in a place where I will see it every day. I’ve been working with manifestation and I think the map will help keep things in perspective.
Those are the highlights of my day…I have lots of things to think about/research…Zia