In His Grip
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I met the doctor I see now, the Rhumey I have now finally DX'ed me. Sometimes when you have a problem when I go and you have to call your regular doctor you see another one if your doc isn't in that day..Everytime I saw a different doctor they would question my labs and ask me if I ever heard of Lupus...I must have heard that about five-six times...So everytime they would send me to a Rhumey, but not the one I am currently seeing. Boy, have I seen some beauty ones too!
One was suppose to be this big time great Rhumey right so I make an appointment and I travel an hour and half to see him..well I'm going to find out what's wrong with me-um....no...he was the most rude, the most mean doctor I have ever met! When he came in he didn't say a thing, just sat down. Then he come over and starts pokin, prodding, does this hurt? how about this? Do you have this? How about this? No hi, how are you, nothing..So he sits and starts typing on the computer-still not a word(it's like there not human sometimes.)After about 10 minutes of sitting there all uncomfortable he gets up and says, you don't have Lupus, I don't need to see you again and left the room. How about that for a human! I started to cry, I just had it..He saw me in the hall crying and just walked right by...so mean..
Fast forward about a year and another doctor I saw said you better get checked for Lupus, you have all the symtoms..I told that one that I would never go again, Rhumey's were the worst doctors' I have ever met! She set me up with the one I currently go to who is a doll. She is from Poland and can be hard to understand to some but for me, I hear every word she says..She comes in and asks how your doing, shakes your hand. She doesn't touch the computer until she listened to how you are and if anything is wrong. The other thing she does that to me made a difference is she walks you out to the waiting room. Just talks to you all the way out..She also likes to hand out info on what you talked about that day. The last time I was there, I got a stack of papers on all the different meds I might have to take. It's good to be prepared..
I know this isn't what the question was but, to me getting DX'ed is as important as who is the first person to tell you. The doctor who will treat you along the way..