February 11, 2014
This afternoon I went to the hospital for my medical appointment. I have been seeing this rheumatologist for about two years now and was never sure if her diagnosis was right. I was first referred to her when I had an outbreak of what I thought was hives for the second time in less than twelve months. The skin specialist said it was vasculitis. The GP scanned my blood test results for the previous ten years, and saw a worrying trend of very high ESR (Erythrocyte Sedimentation Rate). The rheumatologist tested me for Sjogren's Syndrome, but the tests were inconclusive.