Tuesday, January 15, 2008

Okay, this isn't funny...

... blood test showed no arthritis or autoimmune problems! yay!

that means my hand pain is still unexplained! boo!

oh, and i'm anemic! boo!

which means i get to see my regular doctor again! yay?

who ordered more blood tests to nail down the anemia! yay!

and then said, "I dunno" to the whole hand pain issue! boo!

but then he referred me to a physiatrist for "upper extremity pain of unknown etiology"! yay!

who can't see me until next month! boo!

... i'm running out of patience with this, can you tell? ;D


kimalanus said...

What's a physiatrist? :o)


Ab_Normal said...

that was my question too. have to google that... ;D

Ab_Normal said...


"A physiatrist (fizz ee at' trist) is a physician specializing in physical medicine and rehabilitation. Physiatrists treat a wide range of problems from sore shoulders to spinal cord injuries. They see patients in all age groups and treat problems that touch upon all the major systems in the body. These specialists focus on restoring function to people."

from http://www.aapmr.org/condtreat/what.htm

kimalanus said...

Oh. So it wasn't an unNormaesque typo.... Dummy, me. ;o)


Ab_Normal said...

*pbbbt* :D