My Dermatoligist Appt.
Posted 05 July 2007 - 08:56 AM
Posted 05 July 2007 - 06:49 PM
Sorry you had such a rough time today. Maybe the nurse was having a bad day, who knows.... she could have been a bit gentler to start with.
For the biopsy, they freeze the area first, so it will be better and with today, if they were going to dig like that ...you'd have thought they would've frozen that as well.
Posted 05 July 2007 - 07:37 PM
I am so sorry you have had so much pain with this sore. Is it possible the white spots were calcinosis? There are other pictures if you follow the links.
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Posted 06 July 2007 - 04:32 AM
Sorry to hear about the pain you went through yesterday. I can only imagine someone digging at my finger that way. I am going through the same thing with my middle right hand finger. I am hoping to get into the dermatologist myself. I'll be sure to ask for the freezing if they plan to dig at it.
Please keep us posted on what's going on with you.
Posted 06 July 2007 - 10:43 AM
Posted 06 July 2007 - 01:11 PM
Posted 06 July 2007 - 02:54 PM
From reading these stories about calcinosis, I am sure that Gareth has these, too. He's got 2 prominent hard white spots on his lower lip (don't know if you can get them there) and what looks like zits on his chest only they never amount to anything except hard white bumps that don't disappear or do anything. Thanks for the info.....will relay it to the rheumatologist in Aug. If so, then he would have the C & E in CREST.
Take care, Everyone.
Posted 07 July 2007 - 01:23 PM
OUCH! I agree it sounds like the biopsy would have been easier, but I'm glad they swabbed. Frankly I'm shocked they hadn't done that before.
Please let us know results!