I know right? sometimes our rheumies can be so dense! I think the MTX has truly taken its toll on me at this point, and I need to switch to something different. Not only does it make me B12 difficient/low red cell count, and I've tested this out myself, which my rheumy says is does not, it is documented to contribute to osteoporosis, gosh it is toxic isn't it? I'm going to ask to be switched to Arava, which I know has it's own side effects, *sigh* but at only 39, and according to the paper I was given at the ob/gyn office, the starting age for the dexa-scan is 65 normally, I can't believe they even wait that long for something like this, if I had went along until 65, I would have been in horrible condition! I would have been a hunch back
I know what you mean by repeating yourself over and over, and then they finally hear you! I'm sorry it took him/her that long to listen
The funny thing is, I've been in pain and gone to the local urgent care and been listened to/taken more seriously then at a typical rheumy appointment. Generally, I'm not asking for pain medication, I usually ask for a dose of pred, please and thank you and now I guess I won't be doing that
Normally, my rheumy will just tell me to take my pain pills, blech!
I guess we have all concluded that we must show our diseases on the outside for anyone to take us seriously. It is shame, and you are correct there are many fakers out there and it's ridiculous. The other day my son drove me to town, he is going on 18, and we were in the parking lot, and we are watching a man struggling with his walker, and he isn't elderly, but trying to juggle the walker along with his things to get out of his car and into a building, and my son said something about
the placard that I have, and that I could have used it that day, blah blah blah and that we could have parked closer
Yes, I was a bit stiff, but then I explained to him (lectured more like it) that I was able to get to and from just fine, and if I had used it then that man would have had much farther to walk, struggle, getting to and from. That man needed it much more than I did. Just like the SDI, that should be reserved for the people who need it, but it has been soured by those who take advantage of the system, and it is so wrong
The person you mentioned should never had to of gotten to that point before becoming eligible, very sad.
It's okay, those issues get me riled up as well
Just ask me son!