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   Posted 3/28/2014 5:02 PM (GMT -6)   
Hey Everyone,

So my saga of finding a new Rheumatologist has come to an end. I did get a referral to a doc in Santa Rosa. If you remember, I will be driving 4 hours for that appointment. I am scheduled to see him April 21st and naturally, I am a little nervous. I have had a female Rheumatologist for so long and I love the idea of having that kind of relationship. I guess we will just have to wait and see. I will stay in a hotel the day of the appointment, since it is late....and use my free time shopping at Trader's Joes!!! On another note, the Prednisone taper seems to be going well. I had a few road bumps when I first decreased to 7 mg. Now I am just trying to keep my stress level down. The last three months of the school year are always a little hectic. Between hormones and spring, the kids are a little CRAZY!!!


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   Posted 3/28/2014 5:38 PM (GMT -6)   
Much luck to you at your appointment. I feel for you and can relate. Took me several years (and doctors) to find a rheumatologist that I adored. After 6 years he left to join another practice. I still miss him!
Take care, Fran

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   Posted 3/28/2014 6:33 PM (GMT -6)   
Wow! That's a long drive. I thought my 40 minute drive was too long. I hope he's worth the trip.
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   Posted 3/28/2014 8:10 PM (GMT -6)   
All the best with the new rheumy Laura :)

I hear you about the kids, I have a few here too and they have some serious cabin fever! On the bright side, this appointment and the night away will hopefully be a nice mini retreat for you! Let us know how it goes, fingers crossed for you.

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