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#1 enjoytheride

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Posted 12 January 2010 - 02:42 PM

I saw the new doctor who took over for the Rheumatologist I had been seeing.
She had a close relative with scleroderma and has Raynaud's herself. She knows!!!!!
She even told me it's not all in my head.
I will be seeing her in a month after she has had time to review the records.
I'm sorry for her closeness to this disease but feel so lucky to be able to have her understanding.

#2 Jeannie McClelland

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Posted 12 January 2010 - 04:57 PM

That's wonderful! Having a doctor who really knows what having scleroderma means to the patient can make such a difference. It might sound silly to say congratulations, but I'm sure you know what I mean. We'll be looking forward to hearing from you what she has to say.
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#3 Deb1million

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Posted 13 January 2010 - 09:43 AM

Its great when your doctor really understands you. When I was younger, my diabetes specialist was diabetic, too, and we understood eachother so well. He used to advise me on injection techniques etc, which was better than a nurse holding an orange to practice on! :happy-day:

And good luck with the appointment next month, at least you know she will have read your notes. Some times, they have just opened the file as you walk in the door and they have to check your name then spend 2 minutes reading while you just sit there in silence! :emoticon-bang-head: