In His Grip
AlwaysRosie "We can't control the waves, but we can learn how to surf!!"
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UCTD, Inflammatory Arthritis, Diverticulosis, (recent dx - Sjogrens, Crohn’s 4/08)
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Thanks for everyone's responses. Now I have a new dilemma. The Rheumy I currently go to and have not been happy with has gotten another rheumy in his office that comes with a great reputation. How can I tactfully ask to see him instead? I am close to Charlottesville so I would rather stay in Virginia if possible.
I guess I used the word vague incorrectly and that the doctor was vauge about telling me I had MCTD. When I first got sick she told me I had either lupus or mctd which she later matter of factly said that it looks like MCTD. She gave me brochures on lupus, but nothing on MCTD. I do have symptoms of lupus and polymyositis including the mechanic's hands which she's asking me about. I think I'm her first patient with my symptoms so her treatment I think maybe 'text book' like. She is a really nice person, but not helpful at all. . Thank you for the info.
I don't know about anyone else, but today was not a good day.