Appt.at John Hopkins Information Appreciated
Posted 04 December 2006 - 04:21 AM
Posted 04 December 2006 - 06:05 AM
I have been a patient of Dr. Wigley's for almost 3 years and so far I'm very happy with the way he's been handling my case.
The reason the first appointment takes so long is because he does a head to toe check on you and gives you a great mini-lecture on the disease.
Depending on what type of scleroderma you have then he will order the necessary tests. I have limited scleroderma and on my 1st. appointment I had an echo, a pulmonary function test and blood tests performed.
Best of luck with your appointment and please let us know how it went. If there's anything else you wonder about please don't hesitate to let me know.
Posted 04 December 2006 - 07:47 AM
Posted 05 December 2006 - 02:03 AM
When I had my 1st. appointment I saw him on a Monday, had the tests performed the day after and saw him again later that week.
By that time he had the results of the pulmonary function tests and the labwork. The echo takes a couple of weeks to process.
The results from the pulmonary function tests can be seen right after the tests are performed.
Posted 05 December 2006 - 12:54 PM
Posted 06 December 2006 - 02:26 AM
Don't worry, you're in my thoughts.
Actually, I live quite far away from Hopkins. I have to take 2 planes to get there.
The thing is that I stayed in Baltimore for a full week the first time I was there.
Now I go every 6 months and stay for 5 days.
Best of luck on your appointment!