I have a few EOBs (explanation of benefits) in the mail, and by the time I get those, I will have easily met my deductible. I have never done that before. Ever! This year changed everything...
On Wednesday I had the HIDA scan and it was interesting. I had to lay under a machine that took pictures as a radioactive dye made its way through my liver, gallbladder, and upper part of the small intestine. I got to watch it and the whole thing took about two hours.
On Thursday, man of the house gave me my Humira shot. He did a really good job and I am in his debt.
Friday I got a call from my doctor that the HIDA scan was normal, but my GI symptoms pointed to a possible ulcer. She put me on prescription strength prilosec. I am so relieved not to have to have surgery. Also, another liver enzyme panel was done and the numbers were normal. Yay!
So, how do I feel? The RA has calmed down a lot. The inflammation is gone but there is some stiffness. Most importantly, I am not in pain. I'm still having GI troubles, but hopefully the meds and a new diet (start tomorrow) will take care of that little problem. Overall I feel pretty good and I am grateful for insurance!