Monday, 29 June 2015

A New Appointment

I was sleeping by 7 pm last night until before 4 am.  I finally got up by 6 am, despite my body telling me not to.  Thank goodness for our Aussies as there are many days I am certain I would never get out of bed lately.

I had to go for 8 am to the Wiarton Lab to give more blood for Genetic testing for Cancer, since there has been so much in my Mother's side of the family, and also in my Father's side as well.  More on that can be found by *clicking* HERE.

After I gave a couple tubes of blood to a very friendly needle poker at the Lab, I signed in to Emergency to see my Doctor.  I have been going downhill, more then uphill the past couple of week with the fatigue.  When I arrived back home about lunchtime with a new prescription I spend most of the afternoon on the couch again.  Am I rested? far from it as I feel totally exhausted, and I have so much to get done, but really too tired at the moment to care.

Dr. Diodati stated I have much going on in my body right now, making it difficult to "pin down" the main source of how I am feeling as menopause, Fibromyalgia and Rheumatoid Arthritis have many similar symptoms.  I feel I am on overload with pain and fatigue.

I did get a call also this morning that I have been booked with a Rheumatologist in Barrie on the 9th of July.  I made a call to my girlfriend, Brenda, who said she had no problem driving me there and back, as I wouldn't trust myself at this time with how I have been feeling.

I read up on the reviews for Dr. Haaland, which are mixed.  The only thing I am concerned about is the long wait time once you arrive for your scheduled appointment.  A long drive and then to wait for another 2-4 hours just will not go too well for me.  I will call his office tomorrow to confirm my appointment and ask about the wait time then.  My appointment is at 2:15, and I really hope we are back home at a decent time after driving so far in the first place.  Time will tell.

My Auntie & Uncle stopped by to drop off a gift for the Wedding this upcoming weekend.  I feel so terrible about the state of my gardens and home, I hadn't even invited them in, not only because of that but the fact I was too tired as well.

I came across an article on RA on a Facebook Page I LIKE, and took great comfort in reading the article I had came across that may be found HERE.  Hopefully by me sharing it can help others as well with Chronic pain issues.

There are many days when I feel awful that I use up much energy appearing to put on a "face".  Many people with chronic pain have learned to do this, otherwise I am certain many would not want to bother much with us.  Fortunately I have some very good family and friends who are very understanding and empathetic.  I am most certainly blessed in that area, and that I am very very grateful for.

Here it is 7:26 pm, and I find myself ready for bed.  I will first get in the shower then head off shortly afterwards there then, Just North of Wiarton & South of the Checkerboard.


  1. You do take too much on yourself, and it certainly can't help that the phone's going off at any hour of the night. I hope the appointments pan out for you.

  2. I hope this guy can give you more answers. If you want to come down a little earlier and meet up for a coffee before hand let me know?


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