This is just a quick post as I am working and I really don't like typing on my iPhone.
I had an appointment this morning to see my doctor who i think is a fantastic bloke, and I shall tell you why!
This is the second time I have seen him since finding out about TSW and Red Skin Syndrome. The first time I saw him was back in February this year, it was to show him my findings on the Internet of my suspected condition. I was expecting him to palm me off with a load of medical facts and the facts I had found had no grounds, but I was a little taken aback when he turned round to me and said
" well Siegs, I can understand the thinking behind it, the steroid creams are not a long term solution. It's not something I have ever had to deal with before or even heard of, so...... you're the boss, you're the one with the knowledge and the know-how, what do you want me to do?"
I was in shock!!
So I started to explain the pain killers, anti-histermines, sleeping tablets etc that other people had been taking to get them through this withdrawal.
" ok , we can do that, it's not a problem. I will just need to keep an eye on the amount you're using... I don't want you turning into an addict!!"
He is such a down to earth bloke!!
He suggested I come back to him nearer the time I was planning on stopping the roids to sort things out.
That nearer the time was today.
"Come in Siegfried, take a seat........what can I do for you today? "
I was worried, had he forgotten?
I explained about coming back to see him regarding the withdrawal and possible prescriptions for pain killers etc. He had remembered thankfully, he had just forgotten the planned date.
It turned out he had done a little research on TSW himself and then explained to me which tablets he was going to give me to help me sleep, which ones for the nerve pain etc etc.
Wow, what am understanding doctor.
Although he was prescribing these tablets to me ready for when it "all kicks off", he did ask me to call him every now and again to let him know how things were going .
" ...just touch base with me Siegs, this is the unknown for both of us. Hopefully it won't be too
bad for you, although i am concerned. What about infections? Better give you a prescription for some anti biotics for that as well while you are here." I thanked him for all his help, and as I was leaving he said that any repeat prescriptions can be done over the phone if I didn't feel like dragging myself to the surgery!
What an understanding doctor!!!!
Hope you are all well?
Love, light and peace