Personal Update - New Rheumy, New Med

Well, I haven't been around in over a month and it's kind of been a mix of reasons.  For the most part; I haven't had much of anything new to report and I have been extremely busy and when I'm not busy, I'm resting.

I did want to update that I did visit the new rheumatologist last month and she was very pleasant.  Now I realize it was only the first visit but she listened well, agreed with my diagnosis which meant not go through the entire diagnostic process again (it helps when you have ALL of your medical records), and she also agree that the current treatment I was on was not cutting it.  So, she started me on CellCept which I am taking 3 pills a day (1500 mg).  I am into it now for about a month and I have to say that I am not experiencing any ill side effects.  I know it's going to take a while to know if this medication will work for me but I'm holding onto hope.

Anyway, I just wanted to reach out and touch base and let the "world" know I'm ok.  Once the holidays are over, I'll be more active... you know how it is. :)


  1. Hey BD,
    Glad to see you're still with us. I hope the new meds work out.

  2. Fingers crossed on the new meds. I haven't used CellCept but I hope you're successful with it.

    Wishing you and your husband a wonderful holiday and a happy and HEALTHY New Year.

  3. Well Hello! I am so glad that you found my blog--I suffer from Sjogren's and Vasculitis, and will now follow your healthcare adventures!

  4. I wish you and your family happy holidays,with good health and great wealth!

  5. Leslie - Thank you so much! From what I have browsed of your blog so far, it looks very fun and interesting! Can't wait to see more!

    Annie - Thank you, warm wishes to you and your family during this holiday season as well.