Hey beautiful!❤️ here is a Caty’s health update:
So I go to a GI (stomach) doctor because I used to have ulcers (I DON’T ANYMORE YAY!). Last time I saw him he did some blood work on me and my liver levels were bad. The other day I followed up with him and before I saw him I did some more blood work. The other day he said my liver levels look better but my ESR levels were VERY high. The ESR levels mean that I have inflammation in my body.
Having high ESR level means one of two things:
I have liver problems:
Which means I would have to have a liver biopsy and go down a dark and rough road.
Or instead of having fibromyalgia, I have arthritis.
I am REALLY hoping it’s not my liver and it’s arthritis. Why? Because fibromyalgia is hard to treat. The medicines for fibromyalgia don’t help me.
If I have arthritis I could try new medicines, try new treatments, and get better (I PRAY I DO GET BETTER!)
Having arthritis could be the answer I was looking for. Yes I was diagnosed with fibromyalgia but there really is no way to diagnose fibromyalgia. Because there is no blood test to see if you have fibromyalgia. You get blood tests for everything else and then if you don’t have any of those things: you have fibromyalgia.
But there is a blood test for arthritis! There is better treatment for arthritis!❤️ I COULD FINALLY BE BETTER!!!❤️❤️
Hope I have arthritis and not liver problems.
In two week I get more blood work done, and see my GI doctor at the end of the month. Then I will know (hopefully) if I have arthritis or liver problems.
I PRAY I have arthritis because this could be the answer I am and have been searching for, for the past two years I have been in pain (one day I will post my story don’t worry, just know I have been in horrible physical pain for the past two years) and I am still in pain. But maybe I could finally get better!😊❤️
I am in HORRIBLE PAIN.
The pain never stops and never ends. It’s exhausting.
Someday are better than others but everyday I struggle with pain.
I am really hoping that getting diagnosed with arthritis could really help. Maybe I was misdiagnosed when I was diagnosed with fibromyalgia.
Please pray that being diagnosed with arthritis is the answer to my pain problems.
Till I see my GI doctor, I just have to take everything, one step at a time, and one day at a time.
My bipolar, depression, and anxiety is pretty much under control.
When I am in a lot of physical pain I do get depressed. But it’s situational depression not chemical depression.
Depression is depression and it sucks.
When I get depressed I want to not go anywhere or do anything. So I have to still do things even when I am depressed and hurting because that’s life. Life doesn’t stop for fibromyalgia or depression.
My medicines are good I just saw my psychiatrist yesterday.
Again with depression, I have good and bad days. But again, I am taking it one step at a time.
I am trying very hard to focus on the positives and have a positive mindset. Which is a struggle within its self. But I am making it💜
Thank you for listening to Caty’s health updates!
Have a blessed day!
I love you so much!❤️