Jolajo and lea, good luck with your rheumy appts. Not ahd mine, so no advice there, I'm afraid.
Jolajo, I have had a bone density scan before, and am due another soon, just waiting for the appointment. It's fairly straight-forward, much like having an x-ray done, though, if I remember correctly, you don't have to undress (though I could be misremembering, my memory isn't very reliable, lol. You just lie on this couch thing and they put the machine over the right spot and do the thing. No nastiness involved, and very quick.
I'm a bit excited! My GP referred em to rheumatology, though I'm not sure on his reasoning - we'd been discussing my fibromyalgia syndrome and current flare of pains at the time, and I'd thrown in the comment that it all wasn't helped by my hypermobility. He then asked when I was last seen by a rheumatologist (2003!) and said it might be an idea for me to be seen again.
Well, yesterday the 'choose and book' letter came through, with just my local hospital on (I'd asked for the referral to be made to them) so phoned to book (couldn't do it online). It turns out the rheumatologist I'm seeing is the one in the department that specialises in connective tissue disorders. I'm so excited because this means I might finally get a diagnosis. Got to wait until September, but I've waited this long, I'm sure another 3 months won't make any difference.
Particularly not since I've also managed to move my follow-up appointment with the pain clinic (after an sij injection that's done nothing) from the beginning of September to the end of this month - weeeeee!!!!
HMS (diagnosed 13/9/12 confirmed at UCHL 27/11/12), ME, FMS, autoimmune hypothyroidism
"The trouble with having an open mind, of course, is that people will insist on coming along and trying to put things in it." (Terry Pratchett)