About a year ago, I announced the fact that for the firsttime in my lupus tenure, I was able to go a full 3 months between appointments. It was a personal best, and I was thrilled to havereached the new benchmark. (That big break only lasted once, but it was still exciting.) The 3-month prospect had happened a few years before that, but a few days after I posted the blog about going 3 months between appointments, mydoctor called, and revoked the 3 month hiatus. Bum deal! Turned out at that time, my proteinlevels, etc. were up, and so he ordered a 24-hour urine test, and asked me to comeback after my test results came in. The three month gap was not meant to be and I contently settled back into my 2 months-between-appointments routine.
Just last week, my doctor suggested that once again, we givethe 3-month gap a try. And Im up for it! I knowto call if something comes up, but for now, I think seeing him in three monthstime will be a real treat. Of course, when I was making my appointment with thereceptionist at the end of the appointment, I said, Okay, three months thatmust be like June or July, right? Not quite. It only gets me to May. Butthats still an extra month off.
And if my doctor calls in three days to say that my bloodwork, UA sample, or the like are abnormal and need retesting, well, so be it.Ill enjoy the gap while I can, and not worry about the power of the jinx.
At least Ill try not to!