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I wanted to give y'all an update on my cutaneous lupus. Because I'm certain that everyone out there really, really wants to know how my blotches are faring. (New ones of which have sprouted on my SCALP and EAR, for cryin' out loud.. )
I couldn't see Dr. Young Guy. What nerve he has to go on vacation while I'm sitting over here scratching furiously... So I saw another physician. Although I wouldn't consider switching doctors, I have to say that this woman was quite impressive.
There's some things that women just GET. Not that Dr. Young Guy isn't compassionate, he really is, but after this woman took a good look at every square inch of me she sat back and tsk tsk-ed. "You must be miserable! I'm so sorry!"
Which was nice to hear because I am miserable. We had a lengthy discussion and came up with a plan of action which included changing my blood pressure medications, getting some lab work, giving me some IV Solu-Medrol -- a steroid -- and prescribing a burst and taper prednisone course. I felt very reassured to have a plan because I was feeling extremely frustrated once again with my dumb stupid autoimmune disease-riddled body.
But what really impressed me was that when I told her that I was planning on attending a wedding in about a month, her eyes widened. "Oh, no! What are you going to wear? Long sleeves and high necklines wouldn't be comfortable for August!"
See? See? Is that awesome, or what?
I think I'll spend the rest of the day watching my splotches. Because I'm sure that they're going to be going away any second now. I'll keep y'all posted.