I went to see Dr. Fortin today. As usual, first I had to see the resident doctor first, then Dr. Fortin. I usually don’t mind seeing the resident/fellow/etc first, but this time around I really didn’t want to. My appointment was at 10:30am and I had to be at school to get my test back for 12pm. Well, let’s just say I didn’t get to school until 12:40pm.

Anyhow, I answered all of the repeat questions (ie “what medications are you on?” “um, the same ones on the chart in front of you…”) and I also explained the last 5 weeks of my life to the doctor (while I was explaining, I realized that I missed my appointment with my hemotologist that was this past tuesday…oops!). He examined me and said that it was his opinion that I was suffering from some arthritic symptoms, but did not feel that it was lupus related. When Dr. Fortin came in, he said that he would schedule an appointment with me to see the osteo doctor in regards to my hip. My left hip gives me a lot of pain in addition to my ankles, shoulders, fingers, etc. But since I have avascular necrosis in my left hip, Dr. Fortin thought it was worth while to see the osteo again.

In the meantime, he had my bloodwork repeated to check and see if I was flaring. My other blood work didn’t seem to indicate I was flaring, but then again, Doc Fortin is the professional.

So that is all for now. I’m tired. It’s 12:52am and I should really be sleeping, however I find myself going to bed at like 2am every night because I’m watching the Real Housewives of Atlanta, OC, New Jersey, etc. Man I’m a mess.

Oh, and how does an 84% in HR Planning sound for someone who missed over a month of class? Good?? 😀 I’m overjoyed!!


2 comments on “Appointment with the Rheumy

  1. I freaking HATE it when I have to repeat myself over and over when the information is right in front of them. Why bother with a chart if their not going to read it. I've even started typing up a list with all of my current medical info and giving it to them and they still ask the same stupid questions. GRRRRRRR!


  2. yeah, it's really frustrating! (but i think they're required to ask because you could try and sue if they don't get something relevant and then you have a reaction or something). GACK.

    i just want to say that i found your blog today (http://gradstudentwithlupus.blogspot.com) as I started one of my own and i wanted to see what's out there. thanks for your postings, it really helps to know there are other people out there who are going through similar experiences.


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