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    Quote Originally Posted by jmail View Post
    "you can't have lupus, you're a man!"
    Oh boy, if I had a dime for every time I've heard that one, I'd have, well, a buttload of dimes!

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    You are on a roll tonight, Rob! Keep it coming I need it
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    Quote Originally Posted by jmail View Post
    I've been dealing with "symptoms" since 1992. Doc 1: "you've got RA". Doc 2: "you don't have RA, but I don't know what you have". Doc 3: "there's no doubt, you've got RA". Doc 4: "I think you've got lupus", Doc 5: "you can't have lupus, you're a man!" Doc 6: "you have lupus", etc. etc. back and forth. Right now, the hemotologist and the PCP say "SLE". The rheumy says "I don't know, we'll have to do more testing. Come see me in 3 months"... and on it goes... "But, 2 out of 3 doctors say ..." Horses have butts too.
    Quick-grab a rag! I just spewed Powerade out of my nose!

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    Saw-ree bout thee-att mam... Ahl bee more keerful wid datt nex tohm...

    The sad thang is, I PAID for those "opinions"... lolol

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    Great comments, Jmail!
    Why aren't rheumatologists (and other ologists) required to update their education?
    It would be nice if they were required to attend some conferences WITH patients present, as I saw at the Sjogren's conference. The docs who were there were up to date on the newest information, and they weren't afraid to share it with us and answer our questions.
    I've seen the same at a conference for Spasmodic Dysphonia patients and their docs. This sort of thing ought to be mandated for all docs in order to keep their licenses.
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    I'm thinking that we should probably give some of Jmail's posts a warning label-

    Caution-words within may cause the involuntary spewing of Powerade through the nasal passages-

    In the event of involuntary spewing, seek Windex and paper towel treatment immediately-

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    Quote Originally Posted by rob View Post
    I'm thinking that we should probably give some of Jmail's posts a warning label-

    Caution-words within may cause the involuntary spewing of Powerade through the nasal passages-

    In the event of involuntary spewing, seek Windex and paper towel treatment immediately-

    I have been on facebook to long! I keep looking for a "like" button! Just know that I am pressing my imaginary button!
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    Quote Originally Posted by tgal View Post
    I have been on facebook to long! I keep looking for a "like" button! Juar know that I am pressing my imaginary button!
    I do that all the time! (liking your status in my head)
    As long as this body works, I am going to enjoy life to the fullest for each second of every moment that I can.



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