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In The Clear?

I am leery of a premature celebration (mostly because I am afraid I’ll jinx myself!), but I am comfortable reporting that I am probably in the clear!  This morning I had a follow-up appointment with my Rheumatologist.  She reported my x-ray’s were normal and all of my lab work came back negative.

My 6 week steroid regimen ended Monday and I haven’t had any return of symptoms.  To top that off, I didn’t go through withdrawal this time, which truly was a less-than-stellar experience.  I’m not sure how long steroids stay built up in your system, but the Rheumatologist seemed fairly confident that this confirmed some kind of bizarre, long lasting virus.

My parting instructions are to make another appointment if symptoms return.  If this were to happen, she thinks I may have seronegative rheumatoid arthritis.  Basically, a trixy version of RA.  Thankfully, I don’t think my body is that sly.

~ by sonja on October 28, 2011.

One Response to “In The Clear?”

  1. I was just wondering about how you were doing with this…thanks for the update and glad to hear you are in the clear!!

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