Friday, July 01, 2016

Always Look on the Bright Side of Life

Well! I have recently been to visit the nice doctor for, I thought, a refill of the boring asthma inhalers.  (Though not - I specified - the exciting ones.)

The nice doctor was rather concerned that I've spent so long being so ill, and the persistence of various things, and the fact that I turned up rubella-non-immune while gestating Sweetpea.  So!  Now I get to go be screened for a truly distressing array of Not Great Stuff.  And, you know, some of it is quite plausible.  This whole mess IS all outside of the normal range.

But, on the BRIGHT side, I would now be quite grateful for it to be JUST the world's worst allergies.

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  1. I like the part at the end of the last abstract about significant increases in quality of life! (Hopefully they mean significant as in meaningful, and not p = .01 with a tiny effect size.) I'm sorry about this awful thing, and glad there was a nice doctor who gives a shit. The thing that scares me about medicine to me is how much depends on taking your case to the right person...

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    1. I think they do mean better than a 1/20 chance of being completely wrong. :-) We will see! Possibly everyone who was all like "That sounds weird!" (including you) was right all along!

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  2. I also tested as non-rubella immune - sloughing that immunity is really really common (unless you had just been boosted?). I am hopeful that testing will reveal only things that are readily addressed and will improve your quality of life - it is nice to have a doctor who wants to track down some possibilities.

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    1. It wasn't that alone so much as "this is characterized by the following symptoms, all of which you have, plus you've been sick for five years." We will see!

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  3. Ugh. Sorry to hear that, but at the same time, glad that someone is looking into it.
    Like labmonkey, I tested as non-rubella-immune, despite remembering the awful scratching one Christmas many many years ago. But then, I don't have these other awful problems/symptoms you're dealing with... Good luck!

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    1. I... people still get rubella? Or did you have chickenpox (varicella)? I looked it up and there have been single digit cases of rubella in the US in the last ten years but whatever, I've been reimmunized. (I should have specified - losing immunities is 1) normal, because time and 2) also a symptom of primary immune deficiencies.)

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    2. Argh, no, chickenpox. Sorry. Nursing brain, I guess :o

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  4. Yikes. Fingers crossed.

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