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Feb 22, 2016 8:55 PM

I love teaching hospitals, and there is one nearby enough, with quite a large rheumatology department. My doctor's office listened to me and already sent my referral to them. Hopefully within a couple of weeks I'll be under the care of 9 specialists. I'm nervous because I have no idea what to expect, but happy to have great care only an hour away. Tomorrow I'm laying into my primary for giving me my test results over the phone. After I ask her probably 4 million questions.

Feb 22, 2016 8:57 PM

That's great! Keep asking those questions so you're completely informed :) I hope all goes well with your new doctor!

Feb 22, 2016 9:09 PM

That's good news! I had to go to a teaching university because of no insurance. I need to see all the specialists there. But seeing the Rhuematologist was the most important out of all of them. It's just an hour and 20min drive one way with no traffic. And I couldn't do that every week especially on days I can barely walk.

Feb 22, 2016 9:15 PM

Driving is ridiculously painful, but I'll deal with the trips for the quality of care. I'll just make sure someone else drives.

Feb 22, 2016 9:22 PM

Well hopefully next week I will be granted my Medicaid and then I can see all 10 specialists that I have been told I need to see for years. Right now after these 2years of pain anxiety and depression I finally know I have Sjรถgren's syndrome and fibromyalgia. Not lupus just yet! Now have too see what's wrong with other problem areas. I'm glad you able to make it to your teaching university and yes go see all them specialists that you can see.

Feb 23, 2016 8:17 AM

I'm so glad for you! I think this will make a difference in your health over all. Keep us posted. Driving is my worst activity for two reasons: 1) tremors in hands worsen from holding anything, but especially the steering wheel. I am only drive one way max of 20-30 minutes, & heavier traffic makes it worse because I tense up; 2) My seat tilts upwards at the knees and down at the hips, making it very uncomfortable. I have to struggle getting in & out, and when I get out, I have to stand still to let my blood flow get going. Does anyone else have this happen? I'm convinced it's my car seat position & vascular issues. I've wondered if those round turn table seats really work getting in/out of a car. ๐Ÿ™‚๐Ÿ’•๐Ÿ™๐ŸŒผ

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