Then I had to wait again so that the PA could talk to the Rheumy doctor. THEN the doctor came in and we basically started over again. In typical fashion, she asked me if I thought my symptoms were stress-related (she always is thinking that I am depressed/anxious). She said that Christmas is a very stressful time for most people. Um, it's like my favorite time of the year and I love being able to spend time with my family because they are awesome. So... no, don't think it's stress related. So then she said it was probably "good stress" related. Okay... sure. ;/
The end point was that I will up my meth a bit because I'm still on a pretty low dose of it. I also got to talk PA school with the PA for quite a while, and she had lots of good tips and advice!
Thankfully... I actually had a fantastic day yesterday and was hurting a lot less! So maybe this flare-up is on the way out... we shall see! I continue to remain thankful to God for using my surgeries to get rid of the abscesses and give me better health.