Just got back from rheumy appt.
Just got back from rheumy appt. I hope I don’t sound like a hypochondriac. It’s not that I *want* these illnesses, BUT it would be nice to get the truth from a dr. once in awhile. I don’t really know if she didn’t tell me the truth though. I asked to have tests for Sjogren’s, Scleroderma, Erythromelalgia and Lupus. She said she tested me a year ago, but she never told me she did. I asked her if I could still have one (or more) of these a year later and she said no. Does that sound right? Also, she down-played Raynaud’s. Again, I’m not trying to over-dramatic, but come on, everybody is different and things affect everyone differently. I told her I have pain with it and feel colder than normal and she brushed it all off and told me that’s nothing and to wear gloves. I hope I’m done with her because she’s the only *good* one where we live. She’s sending me to a hand plastic surgeon because there’s no hand surgeon here. I have fluid in my wrist because of a break 9 years ago and I told her it’s affecting my quality of life. There’s no guarantee this other dr. will be able to remove the fluid. I’m just pissed because I’d like something fixed for a change. Damn it! Sorry for the rant. Thanks for listening to me.