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  1. MountainGirl

    Recently diagnosed

    Thanks @sweetkamie20. I will. I already know this group is a great one to have found. :)
  2. MountainGirl

    Recently diagnosed

    I recognize that I need to cut back. I have decide where, and that is so hard. I suppose I assumed everyone felt like I do, and it was normal. I was just keeping up. I have a meeting tonight and will be giving that group the heads up that I won't be as involved going forward. As a single...
  3. MountainGirl

    Recently diagnosed

    Likely it is, I have the windows open in the summer. It's just something I've noticed a lot during Covid. I have to pass a fit for work test every day (I work in a hospital), so I became far more aware of how I feel and if I am "fit for work" over the last couple years.
  4. MountainGirl

    Recently diagnosed

    We don't know yet, but I'm also bracing for the fact that he may choose to live with his dad full time once he's 18. I get that it's easier to have a single house instead of two. He is an incredibly young adult. My 15 year old helps too, but not nearly to the extent my eldest does. For...
  5. MountainGirl

    Recently diagnosed

    But another question for everyone: is it common to wake up feeling like the beginnings of a cold is coming on? Like a raspy throat that doesn't turn into a cold?
  6. MountainGirl

    Recently diagnosed

    Not being an overachiever is going to be difficult! I sit on the board of directors for two community organizations and co-chair a third. I am shutting down my small business since I am going back to school while I continue to work full time. Sigh. I'm not sure how I am going to pull this...
  7. MountainGirl

    Recently diagnosed

    I'm curious as to their assessment as I have had osteoarthritis diagnosed over ten years ago also. Perhaps I will learn more after the appointment regarding that also. 🤷‍♀️
  8. MountainGirl

    Recently diagnosed

    I'm not really sure what to expect from the rheumatologist. Perhaps exclusion of other conditions...
  9. MountainGirl

    Recently diagnosed

    Hi! Yes, physiatry is physical medicine, a specialty that often works in rehab medicine, but I also don't fully know what they do. I wasn't aware of what the questioning was leading to, until he asked if he could touch those points. I suspect he was looking for additional details to add into...
  10. MountainGirl

    Recently diagnosed

    Hello everyone I have been reading through many posts, and want to say thank you for being brave and putting your experiences out there for others like me to read. 🙂 My diagnosis came from a physiatrist and seconded by my general practitioner. I have been referred to a rheumatologist, but have...
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