I was a good little crohns patient and I went to my doctors appointment yesterday and here is my reward:
To be scheduled asap:
Liver Doctor: just to follow up to make sure my liver is staying healthy
Rheumatoid Doctor: joint pain
Blood work (I hate needles): Complete Blood Count w Differential, Platelet Count, Liver Function Test, Lipase/Amylase (to check the pancreas), ANA Antinuclear Antibody test, Anti DNA Double Strength, Anti Histone
Annual PPD Test
Dexa Scan: to check bone density
AND Everyone’s favorite……..A Colonoscopy Woo Hoo
Some of the blood work and the colonoscopy are to determine if the cimzia is helping and to figure out if the cimzia is causing all the joint pain (which has been very bad for about a month now). One option is to reload the cimzia to see if that will kick it into gear. Or switch to humira (more needles, whatever happened to the good old horse pill). He suspects however that this type of drug just doesn’t like me hahaha. I have made one decision this year. I am going to focus on a healthier diet and maybe add some natural remedies (nothing with needles). This will not be as easy as it sounds….I have very little willpower when it comes to staying away from bad foods that I love. Then after a quick poke and prod (nothing internal thankfully) he sent me on my way with the usual advice…..No high dose Tylenol and limit alcohol….darn.
Now this wasn’t the end of my fun. We decided to go have a late breakfast at a popular albeit dingy greasy spoon establishment downtown. (If Gordon Ramsay saw this place he would insist it be burned to the ground no matter how good business is.) I had scrambled eggs, hash browns, and toast. Yea I know so much for that healthier diet. Let me just say that the rest of my day was spent in or very close to a small room with lots of ceramic tile. I’m thinking that instead of drinking that disgusting stuff to prep for my next colonoscopy I will just go eat at J#@$%&......
Love, laugh, and always know where the nearest bathroom is