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Final diagnosis

Had another appointment with the doc yesterday. I don't have hepatitis A, B, or C, which, given what I do for a living was a possibility. Also, since it seems to be resolving without steroids, we don't think it's autoimmune hepatitis, which is also good because we're talking possible liver transplants.

So what the hell is it?

Well, he doesn't know. He did say that he found some research that pointed to people with lupus having increased liver enzymes with aspirin or advil use. So now I shouldn't take tylenol, aspirin, or advil. That leaves me with pretty much nothing. *sigh*

He also said it was possible I had vascular liver disease, but he didn't think so.

So what it boils down to is . . . we have no idea, yet again, what the hell is wrong with me. So we're going to keep an eye on it. *rolls eyes*

On a brighter note, I am feeling much, much better. :) At least the fevers are down to a manageable level, which makes all the difference in the world.

He also, very wisely, said he wouldn't tell me not to drink over in the UK, but not to overdo it. It's possible he's got a pretty good read on me. *g*

I guess we put this one in the category of 'that was weird and icky and I hope it never happens again'.

I've got to admit that I'm getting pretty damned tired of the whole chronic disease thing. I've been living with this for 21 friggin years now, and it really sucks. :( I've got another 40 years of living like this? I'm exhausted just thinking about that! So, in Fine Feather Tradition, I'll try to ignore it and maybe it'll go away. *beams*

Current Mood: goodgood

Well it's good to know that it isnt the usual suspects and that you'll still be able to come through. It's only about three weeks now isnt it? Still, it would be good to know what's causing it.

I'm flying out next Thursday! I'm making a pit stop in the Bahamas before I wing my way over to you, though. ::is a spoiled brat::

I'll be seeing you very soon! I can't wait! We're going to have soooo much fun! :D

I wish like hell we could figure out what the problem was, because then I could avoid it, but oh well. At least it's getting better.

That soon!!!? Weeeeeeeeeeee!!!! Cats showed me pics of her visit to you, and you are looking great! Cant wait to see you in person. So what have you guys got planned over and above Manchester?

Oh, that's frustrating. I'm glad you are feeling better, and that your liver seems to be recovering on its own, but having some sort of diagnosis would be very nice, wouldn't it?


It is very frustrating! Since we're not sure what caused it, it'll be hard to avoid in the future.

At least I'm feeling better. Thank God. Just in time for vacation, too, with is the most important thing. *g*

::hugs you::

Happy that you're feeling better. Would have been nice to have a difinitive answer though.

Yes, some idea of wtf is going on would be nice. *sigh*

Still, I'm feeling much better, so I'm calling it a win. \o/

God, how I hate that "well we really don't know, but let's watch it..." I know it's nothing definite, but you know what it's not and that has to be a big load off your mind, right?

On a more positive note, so glad to hear you're feeling a little better and that imbibing is not strictly verboten! Have a wonderful trip to the UK.

I was pretty sure it wasn't viral hepatitis, but it's nice to know. I'm very relieved it doesn't seem to be autoimmune hepatitis-- that would be bad. I do wish I did know what it is, but there you have it.

I'm glad I'm feeling better too! Just in time for my vacation, which is the most important thing. *g*

Frustrating! But, hey, could be so much worse. I hope your trip will let you enjoy yourself and you are able to forget about it for a while.


It could have been worse! I'm very relieved-- and a little annoyed. *g*

I'm just glad I'm feeling better. :)

*squishes you back*

I have this theory that doctors are at their best when you have a nail in your head. "Oh look," they say. "You have a nail in your head. I can fix that." Otherwise, they have a tendency to be less useful.

But I AM glad to hear you're feeling better! And that it isn't any of the not-so-good things it could be.

::laughs:: I'm so with you! I have pretty much the exact same feeling about doctors, which is why I avoid them like the plague, usually.

I'm glad I'm feeling better too! It sucks feeling so icky. I'm thinking I should probably rewatch the last ep of SPN now that I'm not in a fever haze, but I'm thinking the fever helped cushion the blow.

::hugs you tight::

Very glad to hear you're feeling better. Doctors are nitwits with a degree.

They totally are, aren't they? And as you know, there's nothing worse than an autoimmune thingy. They order tons of labs, then sort of scratch their head and go, "huh." ::scowls::

I think Teand has it right-- they can fix something like a nail in the head, but not a whole hell of a lot else.

I am feeling better, though, no thanks to him. *g*