But I cry happy tears too. Like when the newest baby at our church was born a few days ago. Or when a friend has finished her last chemo treatment for breast cancer.
Prayer requests: Pray for Tia Coleman and all the other suvivors of the duck boat accident. Pray that they will seek the Lord through this terrible tragedy.
Pray for Bunny as she struggles with her faith and that she will be encouraged and strengthened.
Pray that I can get an earlier doctor appointment. The earliest I can be seen by the rheumatologist is August 27th. I'm planning on asking my primary doctor for either a different pain medication or a stronger strength of the gabapentin. Some of the more bothersome side affects like crankiness have subsided.
I was looking at some of my old labs results from CA online last week and was rather surprised to see that I have tbeen testing positive for lupus since 2008 ANA levels are what is used to check for lupus and each lab report was positive. This was after my recovery from TTP. For those of you who are wondering, TTP stands for Thrombotic Thrombocytopenic Purpura.( I honestly think someone made up that name) This is a condition in which the platelets drop to a extremely dangerous level. When I was diagnosed my platelets were 10,000. Normal is 150,000 and above.
So now I'm wondering did I actually already have lupus long before I was diagnosed with TTP or did the TTP cause it? I guess I will never know for sure.
I'm wondering why my doctors mentioned it to me. Maybe because I wasn't having any symptoms?
This post is longer than I met it to be. Actually I started it yesterday but my hands hurt and today, I took several breaks from typing due to pain.
Thank you for all your prayers, ladies. I'm so thankful for prayer warriors like you all!