View Full Version : Got a call from stinkface's clinic

11-24-2008, 06:26 PM
Got a call from stink face's nurse today.

She wants to see me on wednesday :roll: I was supposed to get blood work done last week, but I forgot...oops.

She'll be very displeased with me :P

I'll go tomorrow, but there's no way she'll have the results :lol:

I'm just so fed up with her, I'm past caring. I'll get the stupid blood tests done, but it doesn't mean a thing. She never moves past sending me for more blood work ... so pfft on her.

11-24-2008, 07:22 PM
I don't blame you for being displeased with her. I feel bad for you and wish that there would become an opening to a better Rheumatologist for you. Some doctors are real stink faces big time. I am wondering if the MD behind some doctors names really means medical disaster instead of medical doctor. Hmmm there are some sorry ones out there and it seems like you are stuck with one.


11-25-2008, 06:38 AM
Aww, SITC, couldn't you just spit? I wish you'd find a good rheumy who had half a brain and really listened to you. Maybe you can send her a 'gift subscription' to the Lupus Now magazine - she might get a clue! :lol:


11-25-2008, 05:37 PM
Thanks Kathy and Jody.

I'm really not expecting much from my visit with her tomorrow. I do have a few bits on information to pass on to her for my records. But I doubt very much if she will listen or even make note of them.

11-27-2008, 05:45 PM
Well I was right not to expect much.

Told stink face about the skin rash and about my uncle having rheumatiod...she refreshed my blood rec, and told me to carry on ... she'd see me in the spring.

Sigh, thank gawd the plaquenil is working and my eyes are still clear. Hope it's not a looooong winter.

11-27-2008, 06:13 PM
Dang she did not even say anything about the rash on your hands? Did you show her the pictures? I feel so bad for you.


11-29-2008, 04:55 AM
Yep, I showed her the pictures...

All she said was, "huh, magin that...never heard of it before."

Well, guess I'll just keep doing what I'm doing and waite for an openning with another rheumy.

I have to get in to see my family doctor soon to have "other" issues delt with.

:shock: man I miss being a kid, sigh...life was so simple then...maybe it still is, but as an adult we make things more complicated than they really are.

The plaquenil is working...yah...

My eyes are being tested regularly and are clear...yah

Christmas is coming with a nice weeks vacation...Yah

I now have plenty of vacation time so I can get through the winter with out having to drive in snow storms this year.....Yah

Think I'm going to try focusing on the possitve for a while.

11-29-2008, 06:33 AM
I am sorry to hear the way that stinkface acted when you showed her the pictures. You need to see a Dermatologist and see if they will put you on Imuran for the Pompholyx Eczema (Dishydrotic is another name for it). I am glad that my doctor knew to put me on it. The Imuran has certanily helped a lot. I guess stinkface is stupid in that she does not even know that this is an auto-immune disorder due to a faulty immune system. Damn what an idiot she is. Is there a way that you can get a referral to a Dermatologist?


11-29-2008, 07:03 AM
Yes Kathy,

When I go to see my family doctor I will take the photo with me and ask her to refer me.

I'll make sure to eat an orange the day before my appointment with the specialist :lol:

11-29-2008, 07:33 AM
I might be missing an inside joke here...an orange?

I agree with Kathy. When I get a door slammed in my face, I try to adapt and improvise. In this case, she ignors the rash, go to the dermatologist. It's so funny, like my Rheumo said when my last sed rate was the only significant test off, "well, Sed Rate is very non-specific". Great, well, if it isn't Lupus than what is it? Don't know? Who do I go to next. They seem to overlook the fact that by saying it's not Lupus, it has to be something else so you can't just dismiss us.

Hang in there. I know the "see you in the Spring" or in 6 months, etc, feels like a jail sentence, when you are not feeling good. Over the winter, just pull up a chair to the Lupie Bonfire here and we'll keep each other warm.


11-29-2008, 08:47 AM
Hi Larry,
What SITC is saying about eating an orange is when you have Pompholyx Eczema the citrice acid in the orange will cause a major flare of this skin condition on her hands. It does that to me also. That way the doctor will see the seriousness of the situation and refer her to a Dermatologist, since that stinkface incompetent doctor she sees doesn't know that Pompholyx (Dishydrotic) Eczema is an auto-immune disorder due to a faulty immune system. Her stinkface doctor is a so called Rheumatologist.

SITC I sure hope that your PC doctor will refer you to a Dermatologist.

Larry, the sed rate is a good indicator of a flare and I am surprised that your doctor would say that to you. It is funny, because several months ago I had my labs done and my sed rate was off too and the lab notified the doctor and he told them oh it is no big deal it is just her Lupus. Oh a well I found this out from the nurse at the office. Shoot he offered nothing. I mean darn. I guess we do all just have to pull a chair up to the Lupus bonfire together.

I hope you two have a good weekend.