Sorry to hear that your Rheumy is moving on and you'll have to find another one. It sounds like it's going to be a difficult journey living so far away from the nearest big city. However, you haven't spoke with your Rheumy yet, maybe she has a game plan set up for you. Try not to worry to much as you know it will set off a flare.
I understand the feelings that come with changing Doctors. With the military doctors when we were still on active duty we moved every 4 years so I changed that often. Now, we stay in one place all the time but my doctors move every 4 years. It's the pits because I get them trained and then have to start all over again LOL.
I hope that your Rheumy has someone in mind for you and I hope all goes well and you like your new Rheumy and Cardiologist.
How are your parents doing? I hope that your Dad is doing all right. Hang in there and come and vent anytime.
DX- RA, Lupus, Fibro, LGL Leukemia, Pulmonary Hypertension, Bells Palsy, Gastroparsis, Blood Clots, Glaucoma, Chronic Pericarditis & Pleurisy, Severe Anemia. Way to many medications to list.