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    k here it goes....grab a coffee

    My last round of blood work came back with negative for ANA

    The "new" rhuemy is NOT the one my family doctor requested for me, and she's NOT happy about it at all. She told me that I would be better served to stay with "stinky face" rhuemy than to go see this new one. She's had alot of complaints about the new one.

    I have an appointment on May 28th. So I'll have to scrape up some manners even though I dont feel like it.

    Stinky face is not going to check into further testing for lupus for me. She says that studies have shown that plaquenil "can" be helpful to treat osteo arthritis.

    My family doctor says she'll continue to monitor my blood work, but she thinks I need to stick with this rhuemy but consider my options.

    I'm thinking about asking her to send me to a naturaopath. It might not hurt to have a conversation with one.

    I'm very frustrated.

    Over all I feel pretty good. My joints are sore but my skin is actually good, my iron levels are back up. I have my swelling under tight controll. I feel no worse and no better than I did before stinky face put me on the plaquenil.

    I'm in Canada....and I have to say I feel quite let down by our medical system. Why do we have to beg for appointments with specialists who know what to look for?

    I have an appointment on June 9th with a dermatologist, he's supposed to be looking at my toe nails...woohoo.

    Maybe I should go sun bathing before my appointment. I'm hoping for a big ol flare so my rashes in all their glory and forget about my stupid toe nail which I dont want him to remove :shock:

    One of the lady's I work with up and quit. It's thrown the office in a tail spin. Tension is mounting in there. My boss asked me if I could cancel my doctor's appointment. I said absolutely NOT. It would take me 6 months to another year to get in to see him again.

    Off all the cheek! I make all off my appointments and blood lettings outside of office hours. I have one stinky appointment a month from now and he wants me to let it go. Pffft dont think so.
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    You wanna do the limbo?

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    *hugs* That's really crappy. No other way to put it really. That's why my GP isn't sending me anywhere. He doesn't want me stuck in that limbo state. He'll send me to a rhuemy when my blood work comes back with no room for guess for work.

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    I'm more into line dancing hahahahaha.

    I love the banana oluwa, thanks for the giggle. Shot coffee out my nose! Dang I've missed you all.

    DebbieE....This whole process has taught me to have more faith in my family doctor. I told her the other day (even though we are the same age) she has great mothering skills, she let me strike out on my own ...even though she knew I was headed for trouble, and she welcomed me back with warmth and support when the mean stinky face let me down.

    I've learned to give her credit for truly wanting the best for me. I wish I could have the same faith in stinky face but it's just not there.

    Sorry you find yourself in the same boat. Here's your paddle...start rowing.
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    Cancel your appointment?!?! Took a lot of nerve to ask you to do that.

    Hey, it's very good to know you have an excellent family doctor. That's worth a lot to someone with the kind of stuff you've got going on. Sure wish you didn't have to see ol' stinky face, though.

    I just shivered when you said the demotologist was going to remove your toenail....yikes! I need to have mine looked at, but I just keep avoiding the topic. NO WAY am I having that done!
    "If you trust Google more than you trust your doctor than maybe it's time to switch doctors."

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    SITC, need a sugar lump and a splash of cream for those nostrils?

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    Ohh Sits,

    I am sorry you are having all the problems. Why is a dermatologist looking at your toes and not a podiatrist? Why is he removing the nail? It should be a podiatrist! I would ask for a referral and not have the toenail removed yet. That's bizaare.

    You shouldn't have to beg for appointments; that's awful.

    I am sorry to hear you are having problems with employees at work. That just add extra stress onto you. Not good for your health.

    Take care of yourself,

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    Around here, perhaps you have to be willing to give both kidneys in order to see a podiatrist. I give up on understanding our medical system. The government has mess it up soooo bad I'm surprised my doctor could refer me on to anyone.

    I think it's going to be removed because the antibiotic I was on didn't clear it up. And with all the "super bug" hoopdeedo doctors dont want to up the medication incase patients develop a resistance to it. So they are doing other things to try and clear up simple medical issues.

    I'm hoping he'll get tired of me whining and just give the pills
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    SITC ...so sorry about the whole toe issue ....seems bizaar having to worry about a toe doesn't it, but keep on keeping on.

    I am a Canadian ex-pat and can't decide if I like the astronomical medical bills here in the US and the next day service or the no medical bills in Canada and the long waits for anything. It's a shame Canada has messed it up so badly ...they had a good system going there when I was there in the 80's and before. 3 kids , no bills ...very nice ...and people never went bankrupt from medical issues.

    But this is a whole other thread and I didn't mean to hijack your toe

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    heehee Razzleberry

    Never worry about that, there's no formality here. Just respect sharing and caring and a wee bit of silly stuff and the odd pity party :lol:
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