I’ve mentioned before that I have a relatively new doctor. She’s the one who added up all of the symptoms I’d been experiencing and ordered the tests for autoimmune diseases. And she’s been willing to battle the insurance company to get drugs that she thinks will help me (still waiting on that magic elixir though). She’s been able to fit me in when I’m feeling particularly terrible. I can’t complain about her care, that’s for sure.
Today I had to call her office to see if she could write out a statement to give to my boss about some of the things I can’t do at work right now (his request). I left a message and her nurse called me back a couple of hours later, asked a few questions, then told me they’d have it ready for me to pick up tomorrow. That’s some pretty good service, don’t you think?
I have to admit, I’m concerned about my job. I know I can’t do the things I was doing even a year ago. And I know it has to frustrate my boss. After all, the work still has to get done. In my defense, I am doing various tasks that aren’t part of my job description, freeing up time for other people to do some of the things I can’t do. But I’m afraid that’ll only go so far.
I know, I know…I’m worrying about things that may never happen. I see the specialist next week (finally) and she may be able to snap her fingers, write out a prescription or two, and have me back to my old self in no time. Could you maybe keep your fingers crossed that it happens that way?
- What Type of Doctor is a Rheumatologist? (arthritis.answers.com)
- Understanding the Role of a Rheumatologist (arthritis.answers.com)