I made the right call. Truthfully, every last doctor in this area goes through the practice I just left and says that it’s a bureaucratic nightmare. That was my problem. My doctors have the hard part. The paperwork (or faxing and email thereof) should not be the hard part.
I love my old new GP. I still do. I said to her that experience — loads or not — is meaningless in my case because… I’m what I am. And at the very least, she knows me.
There is something wrong. It’s obviously systemic, it is (or was) autoimmune in some stage, and it’s not going to go away. I am getting my follow up chest CT (just to check on the lungling), a knee x-ray (to check on the kneelings that are growing) and a mammogram, because glow in the dark boobs are awesome.
I had lovely blood draw last night, and I get to wait to hear that probably everything’s disturbingly normal, even though my face was bright red, my hands, feet and legs were blue, and I had various swelling bits.
But this is starting to be such the same animal every last time… The context is really important, and a GP who knows and has seen the thing go down…. And is ready to put this behind her too (in a positive way) is a good thing.
Let’s just hope momentum swings in my favor.
Or even for a logical given the signs lab report — but I kind of stopped counting on those ages ago.