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I forgot to mention...

...that it turns out that I don't have rheumatoid arthritis, after all!

The results from my latest round of serological tests came back negative, and as I don't currently have any symptoms, the rheumatologist -somewhat cautiously- concluded that I must have been suffering from reactive arthritis, which as its name suggest, develops in response to an infection elsewhere in the body. Wikipedia tells me that for some people, it occurs as a one-off; while for others it may develop into a chronic condition, but for now at least, as far as I'm concerned, I'm in the clear!

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enigmaticblues
Apr. 17th, 2013 02:57 pm (UTC)
Hooray!
gamiila
Apr. 17th, 2013 03:19 pm (UTC)
You can say that again! :D
brutti_ma_buoni
Apr. 17th, 2013 04:16 pm (UTC)
Woot! Oh that is good news.
gamiila
Apr. 19th, 2013 03:03 pm (UTC)
Isn't it? I could've kissed that doctor!
deborahw37
Apr. 17th, 2013 05:57 pm (UTC)
That's great news!
gamiila
Apr. 19th, 2013 03:03 pm (UTC)
I'm understandably happy about the news ;-)
curiouswombat
Apr. 17th, 2013 06:54 pm (UTC)
Now that is really good news!
gamiila
Apr. 19th, 2013 03:05 pm (UTC)
I thought so!
dalmeny
Apr. 17th, 2013 09:24 pm (UTC)
Yay!
gamiila
Apr. 19th, 2013 03:06 pm (UTC)
The only proper response ;-)
janedavitt
Apr. 18th, 2013 01:51 am (UTC)
That is such good news!
gamiila
Apr. 19th, 2013 03:07 pm (UTC)
Certainly made me feel a lot better ;-)
jonesiexxx
Apr. 18th, 2013 11:48 am (UTC)
Yay!
gamiila
Apr. 19th, 2013 03:09 pm (UTC)
It brought a bounce back in my step, I can tell you!
desdemonaspace
Apr. 18th, 2013 09:37 pm (UTC)
Not having rheumatoid arthritis is a cause for celebration. (I have osteoarthritis, which is not so bad.)
gamiila
Apr. 19th, 2013 03:15 pm (UTC)
I truly feel as if I've dodged a bullet there...

I'm sure I would have coped in the long run, but to have had to deal with it on top of everything else right now -- well, let's just say I'm glad it was a false alarm.
suze2000
Apr. 25th, 2013 04:52 am (UTC)
I remembered I forgot to remember to comment on your posts *doh*.

Very glad you've dodged the bullet. Just wondering how you avoid it becoming chronic? Is there anything you can do?
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