"You look good, your kidney is doing great, we all have problems, stop seeing doctors for a while."
Mind you, besides seeing him on a regular basis I have seen my pulmonologist, a lung specialist, and my scleroderma specialist* since May. I have an appointment with my pulmonologist this month which I will keep, an appointment with a hand surgeon I am going to cancel because nothing has changed and I can't see wasting his or my time, and then don't see my nephrologist until September and my scleroderma specialist until December when I will have a PFT, 6 minute walk test and Echo. Based on those results she will determine whether or not to do a heart catherization and CT scan. I have a few new medical reports to organize, some loose ends to tie up, standard blood work to be done monthly but I am basically putting my files away and forgetting about it. Unless, of course, I have a medical necessity.
* My appointment with my scleroderma specialist was fairly non-productive except for the fact that I have an appointment scheduled and tests to be done at that time. She is usually test,test, test, and medicate right away. I know the lung specialist at her center and my other doctor have both been in contact with her so maybe that has pulled her back a little. In all honesty, she looked tired, dark circles under her eyes that I have never seen before.
I am officially taking a vacation from the medical machine!