Heather’s fever is coming down. YES! 🙂
Rhett enjoyed skipping school. He slept most of the day. He is still a revolving door for food, though.
Me…I went to the dermatologist. I knew I liked him instantly 🙂 He was laughing and smiling. He was also great fun to talk to.
He said my disease is pretty rare and they don’t see it often. He wanted to give me potassium iodide but I am allergic to iodine. He did not want to risk it.
What he wants to do is put me in a light box. But…since I have lupus, they have to cover me all up except the peg leg. Otherwise it could give me a lupus flare up.
The guy was REALLY nice. He kept patting me in sympathy. He was intrigued by all my autoimmune diseases. We discussed belief systems about the nature of lipodermatosclerosis. Then we discussed what kinds of specialties have the nicest docs and why neuros are the worst :-p Like I said…he was fun.
The best part was he was smart. He knew all the lipodermatosclerosis studies. I was impressed. Since I specialize in HAVING rare diseases, it’s nice to find a doc who knows about them.
He promised that the staff would write up paperwork to convince my insurance company to pay for the light therapy. He says there’s not much to do for my leg now that it’s in the fibrotic stage.
Oh….my…..gosh!!! I looked up my new dermatologist. He is known internationally and has done a lot with lupus and dermatomyositis. No wonder. I love the guy. He understands me!