Figured I'd update this thing before the next storm knocks me on my ass yet again. (We're looking at 20+ inches in the next two days. UGH.)
My visit with Dr. T went great. We went over my medical history and he gave me refills on the meds I don't get through the mail. He was nice and soft-spoken and a good listener.
The thing that stuck out most to me is that he didn't make me feel like a circus freak. Once most docs see the "frequent dislocations" thing, they start requesting me to do the tricks, the clicks, the thunks, the bends, the twists. And then, of course, they say I shouldn't be doing those things since it's bad for my joints. Right. As long as it's not for you. But Dr. T didn't go asking me to bend all my bendy bits.
A. That's not his style because he's Canadian and super-chill. (We Americans think Canadians are all super-chill and cool.)
or B. He doesn't quite know what EDS is and was opting to do his own research at a later time and catch up with me at my follow up.
I wouldn't blame him. I came in with a huge mofo of a stack of records and a laundry list of conditions that he didn't have time before my appointment to go over. But overall, I like him and at the very least he seems really low-stress. Yay!
He is making me go on ANOTHER medication and get a bunch of vaccinations though. Apparently, he doesn't like that I'm not on something to protect my stomach since I've been on 1000mg of naprosyn a day for a few years and will likely never be able to come off it unless I go on something else different/stronger. Bleeding ulcers are a big risk and the risk just goes up. So I'm taking prevacid now. Bringing my good-day pill count up to 12. I am made of pills! XD
Also I'm apparently immuno-compromised enough from the plaquenil that I need to get a flu shot, a pneumonia vaccine, and a tetanus shot. So I got my first ever flu shot which was no big deal. Still need to get the others.
Okay, need to stop typing now. Just wanted to update this thing before the snow starts up again. Best of luck to all of those getting hit by the storm and to everyone else in general who needs it.