First of all, thank you all for the good thoughts. It means so much to me to have your support. *sniff* Ok. I *love* this new rheumy. Only problem is he has to be pushing 70...figures right? He pulls no punches. He tells you what he's thinking...thinks out loud, kinda mutters to himself saying things like 'I'm going to have to do some reading' or 'I'm going to have to think about this'. He was very thorough. No white coat for him...he was wearing a suit. LOL My last rheumy touched about 2 places on my back and touched my shoulder...didn't even have me get out of my chair. This guy was so thorough...checking out everything. Noticed and had the resident feel the difference between my hands - told him to feel the puffiness in my right hand and then to feel the left. Stuff like that that I've been noticing, but no one else even acknowledges. Came right out and said that there isn't enough family history to explain my heart disease at my age. Came out and said - after I told him about the other rheumy and the fibro diagnosis - that I deserve a better answer than that. Came right out and said that with all of my issues there *has* to be a common thread somewhere. He was impressed that my GP gave me the steroid injection in the SI joint - said most doctors don't do that. Was impressed that I put my hand right on the SI joint first time without feeling around. LOL Told him when it hurts, you know exactly where it is. Said at the very least I have bursitis/tendonitis in my right hip, right shoulder and one other place I don't remember - knee maybe. Told me that the bursitis in my hip is bad and he doesn't know how I've lived with it for this long. Running more blood work, including another ANA and sed rate to see if they come back positive again. Told me not to get frustrated if they don't as they fluctuate. Said he's definitely going to have to see me a few times to get this all taken care of - so many symptoms, all of the medications, etc. So, still searching for answers, but now I have someone who's willing to look. I'm so relieved. I can't even describe it. I'm also exhausted, so if this post jumps around I apologize. Having a hard time keeping my thoughts straight. My appointment was at 2:30 and didn't even see the resident until 3:30 (also very thorough) and then the dr with the resident at around 4:00. I'd wait all day if I have to. I like him that much. Now that I know it may be a while, I'll just plan accordingly. Not a problem with me. I had my mom take me because this was at the University hospital and I haven't driven in Campus Area in years and trying to get around that hospital complex pretty much requires a PhD. I was reading the directions to get there last night and there was like a whole page on getting there and then parking. With all of my cognitive stuff, I never would have gotten there by myself. I think I can handle it now that I know where to go, though. So, that's that. I go back on the 19th. I'm so relieved I'm on the verge of tears. Thank you again for all your support.