So I've been in hiding.  I wish I could say it's because I'm a secret agent but alas, no.  After all your feedback (thank you!) on my last post I went to see my doctor and now I'm waiting for results on a bunch of tests.  Tests that are scary and gnaw at me with worry.  Primarily the lupus screen.  Lupus with all caps and exclamation points and not any at all happy faces or stars.  See because, since my thryoid condition is auto-immune I automatically must be screened for other auto-immune disorders.  So yeah, the hiding.

Most likely I have some sort of arthritis going on.  Because did you know that inflammation itself can cause fatigue?  I didn't know that.  And if you have mild inflammation or, like so many of us, just deal with the aches and pains and go on you might not realize there is an association between being tired all the time and the pain.  Therefore I also have a referral to see a rheumatologist. 

I am/was mono's bitch. 

(That's probably what set off all the allergies, auto-immune potentials, etc. – being sick all those years ago.  I never even had allergies before I got mono.)  

So if anything comes up on these tests (if it's not just stress/thyroid raising it's bitchy as a teen cliquetator head) let's hope it's arthritis, mmm kay?  Even though arthritis will entirely ruin my plans to join a roller derby team. 

Can you guess how excited I am to see Whip It??        – wg

Update: I got my test results back and the lupus screen came back fine!  Yay!  I am SO relieved.  I just have to get used to the fact that this will probably be the first of many lupus tests throughout my life.  It's not fun but it's necessary.

On another high note… even my cholesterol came back normal!  The cholesterol that runs in high in all the chicks in my family. So woohoo… I can keep eating dairy! 

It's been stressful this week. I think I'll go eat a block of cheese.