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#1 amberjolie


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Posted 16 May 2012 - 08:33 PM

I was originally referred to a rheumatologist that specializes in scleroderma a couple of hours away from me because the one in my city was moving across the country soon.

But then the referring doctor found out that the one in my city had someone taking over for her, so he looked into getting me in with her. I recently found out that she is able to see me next week, about three weeks sooner than my appointment with the other one! I'm so happy! (Although I tend to wonder what she's thinking, too, because my understanding was that she needed to see my medical information before being able to say when I'd be able to see her, kind of like triage, and I got in so early! So I don't know whether that means my situation is more serious than others, or whether maybe because she specializes in scleroderma that gives me "privileges", or what).

Anyways, I'll be glad to bring up the plethora of symptoms and questions I have with someone who hopefully can give me some good answers. And I looked online, and reviews about her were great.

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Posted 17 May 2012 - 12:55 AM

Hi Amberjolie,

I'm so pleased for you; what excellent news! :emoticons-yes:

Obviously I can't the second guess the reason that your new Scleroderma specialist wishes to see you quickly, but hopefully it's because you have been diagnosed with Scleroderma and you have been waiting to see a good rheumatologist.

Do let us know how you get on with your appointment with her next week.

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#3 Amanda Thorpe

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Posted 17 May 2012 - 02:06 PM

Hello Amberjoile

My guess is she wants you in asap just because you have sclerodema! Good on her!

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#4 jad12


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Posted 17 May 2012 - 09:56 PM

That's my take, too. Good on ya. Let us know what she says.