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Visit To Duke

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#1 Paul



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Posted 19 April 2007 - 04:49 PM

Hi all,
I just wanted to report on our visit today to Duke. The doctor was fantastic. He spend 2 hours talking to us and examining her. We got great news. He believes that my fiance may just have a very bad case of Reynoud's. She does have a high ANA and swollen fingers, but the doctor did not think there was reason to be overly concerned. We are seeking medical advice very early in her symptoms, but it was a very positive visit. There is no gaurantee that it is not Scleroderma or another autoimmune disease so we will visit every three months, but I couldn't have asked for a better outcome.
I must say that I have never dealt with a more compassionate, knowlegable doctor.

Thank you for all the support I have received here. I will keep you posted.


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Posted 19 April 2007 - 05:42 PM

This is MARVELOUS news!!! I bet you both are thrilled as well as very relieved! It sounds like a great visit and a wonderful doctor. Thank you so much for letting us know.
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Posted 20 April 2007 - 01:19 AM

Hi Paul,

How wonderful! It is so good to hear great news like yours. I am sure you and your fiance feel a huge measure of relief. I am so glad that doctor was compassionate and spent so much time talking with you both. Thanks for keeping us all updated.

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Posted 20 April 2007 - 02:47 AM

Thanks so much for letting us know the diagnosis. I have been thinking about you two. That is great news! I am glad that the doctor was so good.
Take Care!

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Posted 20 April 2007 - 06:10 AM

Congrats for the great outcome! It makes a difference too, when you know that the doctor you will be seeing is going to be taking great care of you in the future!

Best Wishes!

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Posted 20 April 2007 - 07:54 AM


That's terrific! Thanks so much for updating us, and we'll still be rooting here for you both!
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#7 Lori-Scleroderma Spouse

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Posted 20 April 2007 - 10:15 AM

THat is great news. I am so happy for you guys
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Posted 24 April 2007 - 09:41 AM

Hi Paul, I'm a bit behind here, but sure appreciate your letting us know how your fiancee's appointment at Duke went and that the doctor was able to set you both at ease... he sounds awesome! Also glad that the raynauds was diagnosed and that she'l be seeing the doctor on regular intervals... that's got to be a comfort.
Take care of yourselves and please stay in touch!
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