Quick question about paperwork for rheumy appointment tomorrow...

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Date Joined Feb 2009
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   Posted 10/15/2009 4:17 PM (GMT -6)   
Hi all,
I have a quick (and probably dumb) question. I was looking at the paperwork that I have to fill out and there is a question about blood relatives and their health problems, etc.

Does that mean just immediate blood relatives like parents, siblings and children or does it include grandparents and aunts, uncles and cousins related by blood?

Thank you! I'm getting a late start filling out the paperwork. I'm also increasingly nervous about this appointment.


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   Posted 10/15/2009 7:43 PM (GMT -6)   
Hi LuAnne,

No dumb questions here!!! I would list all blood relative but maybe cousins? I think on my paperwork it only asked for grandparents, parents and siblings but I do think I had a list of my great aunt and uncles health problems especially when more than one had the same problem.

I hope your appt goes well, don't be nervous! Take care and let us know how the appt goes.
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   Posted 10/15/2009 8:24 PM (GMT -6)   

Thanks so much for your response! :-) My parents both have lots of siblings, so I have a large number of aunts, uncles and cousins. I wasn't sure where to draw the line when it comes to listing their health troubles, but autoimmune disease does run in my family quite a bit.

I'll come back and post after my appt. tomorrow.
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