The End of the Saga??

Last week, literally when I got off the plane, I had to hurry to my appointment with the Hematologist. All of the blood work came back normal except something called a PTT. Not really sure what it is, but it’s one of the Lupus markers. So, I don’t seem to have any clotting problems, nothing else abnormal except for the MTHFR mutation. She said to keep taking the Folic Acid, I can take the Baby Aspirin IF I want to. She said it wouldn’t hurt, but didn’t see a need for it. She then told me to go to the Rheumatologist and see what he said. She said as far as getting pregnant, I shouldn’t have a problem as long as I’m taking the folic acid and she didn’t see any reason to have to take the Heparin for it!!! She wanted to see me back in 3 weeks.

The next day, I saw the Rheumatologist. All of the tests he ran came back normal. I asked about the one PTT and he said the OB had ordered it back in November and it was normal, so he thinks this was a false positive. BUT, he wants to recheck it in 2 months and see me one more time after that. He said there are NO signs of Anti Phosphsomething Syndrome and NO signs of Lupus (other than these two abnormal tests). Since ALL the other tests were normal and I don’t have any signs or symptoms he doesn’t think I have it. He did say that doesn’t mean this isn’t the start of something, I *could* be developing Lupus or something. He couldn’t promise that I wouldn’t, but right now, I’m fine. He also told me that some people have positive ANAs if they have a first degree relative with Rheumatoid Arthritis. So, seeing that my mom and grandma have it, that might be why. He saw no reason I shouldn’t try to get pregnant and have a normal pregnancy… again as long as I’m on the Folic Acid. He said no Heparin or Lovenox and probably not even the baby aspirin is needed.

I googled his diagnosis code on today’s paperwork. It means: Nonspecific abnormal histological and immunological findings.

So, I go back to the Hematologist in 3 weeks, do more blood work in 2 months and then go to the Rheumatologist. And of course, if I develop any symptoms, I will go in. But, otherwise, I’m good!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! And if I’m not on Heparin or anything, I can have a homebirth!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Whooohooooo!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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3 Comments »

  1. Katie Said:

    Talia, I am so excited for you! That is great news! I will continue to keep my fingers crossed. I am hoping that you and your dh are able to have another little bundle soon. I am also hoping that you stay healthy though everything sounds right on track! It would be great if you were able to have a homebirth!! Keeping my fingers crossed for you!

  2. livelaughlove4ever Said:

    Yea!!! Praying for a positive test soon for you 😉

  3. junecleaverwouldbeshocked Said:

    Nonspecific and abnormal…wow, they really pegged you, didn’t they?! 😀

    Sorry…you know I couldn’t resist… xoxo


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