Dave! I have missed you. You, unfortunately, have a point. Doctors are people too, and they are more likely to succumb to sucking up, than being told they are ineffective and incompetent. I'll have to keep that in mind when I see my rheumy next.
Is your finger hooked permanently? Sounds like OA to me as well--send a picture and I'll tell my 4-year-old daughters this is what happens if you consistently pick your nose :)
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