This MIGHT just be something. I'm not going to spell things out, because when the people who should have been researching this for the past year start researching it, I don't want them to end up here.
Last July, I told the New Rollogist, as I had told others, that my gut told me that something went wrong during the kidney stone procedure. Specifically, I believed that metal (Ti) clips in my body from a prior surgery were damaged, and the particles from them were now poisoning various systems in my body.
He said, "That couldn't happen. If that could happen, we'd all know about it."
A couple of weeks ago, he agreed to "humor me" and finally test for metal poisoning. His testing instructions weren't clear, so the lab called him to ask for clarification. He told them (dismissively), to test me for whatever I wanted to be tested for. I am not a medical professional. I came up with 3 or 4 metals, off the top of my head. The one I most wanted to be tested for was Ti. The lab tech wasn't sure if the blood test ordered would test for Ti, so she asked if a urine test would be OK. I said yes; the doc on the phone basically said, "whatever."
Earlier this week, the New Rollogist called to tell me that all the tests were negative, including the blood Ti test. OK, so my hunch was wrong. Then I said, "Can you think of anything else at all to test me for?" He said that he hadn't even thought of those things, they were my idea. I hung up and cried.
Today I went down the road to visit a friend for about 30 minutes. A visit that I desperately needed. When I returned, there was a message from the New Rollogist. The Ti urine results came back. I have FIVE TIMES the safe amount of Ti in my body. He doesn't know what that means, and suggests that I see a toxicologist.
I don't know how this will turn out. But it MIGHT be something. Finally.
Have a good weekend, Ratsasstafarians. Ace your tests and respond well to your treatments. You know who you are.