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Thank you for letting us know what was going on with you. It sounds like it was a really good appointment at least from the standpoint that the rheumatologist acknowledges that something is wrong and wants to get to the bottom of it. Many people spend years trying to get medical professionals to pay attention to whats wrong with them. The fact that she is arranging things so quickly for you means you will probably get diagnosed fairly quickly and that she must have seen some standard fingernail/nailbed symptoms that confirmed to her something in her field is likely the culprit.

In the USA they do things a little differently and we don't go into the hospital for tests. Instead we get tests scheduled with the various specialists that do them and go to each place on the day of the test(s). For instance a week ago I had a ct-scan of my lungs at an imaging center that is connected to a hospital.

Do you have friends and family that will come visit with you at the hospital? I know from my hospital stay following surgery it is kind of nice to be "pampered"; having meals brought to you, not needing to worry about getting dressed and so on. Do you have a laptop computer?

I have never had a muscle biopsy but I am sure someone will be along to share their experience with you.

take care,
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