Well, just been to see a Rheumtologist for the first time today. Didn't prepare for it by writing a history or anything - I know this is going against all the advise on this site but I have been to too many consultants who are not in the least bit interested in anything I have to say and I really had no idea what she would want to ask. I had only one agenda and that was to get my INR target raised from 2.5 - so I was armed with relevant medical journal articles just in case and had letters etc from previous hospital visits, in case they had lost my notes again, and that was it. I was pleasantly surprised - guess that is the difference between surgical type consultants to whom you are just an organ on legs and medial consultants - she actually listened to what I said and took on board all of my concerns. She also agreed that my INR target should go up without me needing to resort to waving any medial journals at her!! One thing though - technically I have not be properly diagnosed with APS yet as they haven't done the tests twice, so perhaps I might be cured....you never know
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