Thank you all for your support, it means a lot to me. My DH and I just got back from our dr. appts. She was very nice, asked a lot of ???? and ordered some tests. I was going to get a mammo for my B/D a few wks ago, but I was in limbo w/o a dr. I have an appt for this Sat morning, and my DH and I are going for fasting blood tests next Monday. We made an appt w/ this new dr. a few wks ago and filled out a form to have our records sent from old dr. She never sent them!! I would have brought a copy of my x-ray reports and tests if I had known. My previous dr hated that I would make a list of meds and ??? for her, this dr said the paper was helpful. This dr. said she was glad I had made appt w/ the rheumy (not til Jan ) b/c w/ the prob w/ my joints she would have recommended it, also. She also checked my BP, she felt it was high and my heart was pounding. We will check it again at next visit, if BP is still hi, I will be getting some meds for that. My old dr always said it was fine, love that attention to detail. Not!
I didn't say anything to my DH til after his visit, just I didn't influence him. He felt she very good, she ordered blood work for him, also. One of the tests was A1C, I mention that b/c the old dr. never ordered that til DH asked about it. My DH has been a diabetic for 25 yrs., didn't have that test til about 3 yrs ago.
So far, I have a much better feeling about her, and that's a start.
Julie and Dee, I don't believe we've talked before, Nice to meet you, welcome to the family Sherrine, Sera, Diane, Meggie, and Tink, thank you for always being there for me, it is so appreciated. God bless. Alice.