Saturday, November 17, 2012
So I had my first appointment this week with a new Doctor. (from my health care team? post earlier this week) Can I just say "love him"!! I've been needing an actual Dr. since I've been using a Nurse Practitioner for the last year. (not a fan of the Dr. over her)
I went in thinking it was going to be a waste of time and we wouldn't "click". But, to my surprise I was extremely impressed with his MS knowledge. Come to find out his wife has MS! And she goes to the same neurologist I do at Vanderbilt in Nashville! Whooo Hoooo! I think we have a winner!!
After a thorough exam I found out I was running a fever and not well. I thought I was just feeling crummy because that's what we do when we get older. Feel crummy. He asked about any rashes and actually I had a weird one on my bottom of all places. (nothing like showing your bottom at 8:30 in the morning to a stranger!) Instantly he told me it was shingles. I might have known that if I could see that side of me. And I had a bad pain that went around my waist. Super. So I come home with 4 prescriptions. I really need to get in good with my pharmacist. Maybe make him some banana bread or something to defray my prescription costs! lol
I am so glad that I read that article about having your MS health care team. It got me motivated to add and revamp my team. So take it from me. It can make a difference surrounding yourself with quality health care professionals that work for YOU. (and that you like!)