Daily Archives: Monday, February 19, 2007

The complaint letters are sent and I feel better today than the past few days.

The past few days I have not felt good. I’ve slept a lot over these past few days. My hands hurt like the hell the day before yesterday. Yesterday my feet were aching. Today I feel a little better but I have a strange thing going on with my scalp today! It is VERY tender! When I move some sections of my hair, it actually hurts! I am not sure what that is all about. It has me somewhat frightened about taking a shower and washing my hair today. I worry that maybe my hair will fall out in patches if I wash it. It is a very weird symptom.

I have had my scalp be tender previously but that was due to having it up in a ponytail all day long. When I would take my hair down it would feel that way. That was years ago though when I pinned my hair up. I had to pin it up for work back then. I haven’t worn my hair in a ponytail for at least five years now though. I am very worried about the tenderness and I’m not wearing my hair up. What could it mean? I will definitely have to remember to mention this to the dermatologist on the 2nd when I go.

Update about the complaint letter: I sent a copy to Dr. Kee, and I called to get a contact address for the complaint center that deals with that provider. I explained to them that this will in no way lead to legal action, but I feel it necessary to at least send a complaint letter about the treatment I received. The lady (From the complaint center) agreed and said she would be waiting to receive the letter from me. I wonder how many other patients were treated poorly by this Dr. Kee? I wonder if they wrote in complaints? I probably won’t ever know those answers, but I can rest easier knowing that at least they’ll know how I felt about his unprofessional attitude. s2.gif

I also want to clarify something about the letter I wrote Dr. Kee. Don’t get me wrong. I would love that it if it turned out not to be SLE (Lupus) in my case. I mean who wants to be diagnosed with a life long illness right? I was not upset that he said it wasn’t SLE (Lupus). I want to make clear that I was upset because he simply didn’t take the time he should have before ruling that out in my case. Also it upset me that he gave no other possibilities to my problems and I feel as a “specialist” he should have at least done that.

Unfortunately I believe it is in fact Lupus and so does another doctor I’ve spoken with. Now I just have to wait for my new referral to come through so that I can start seeing another rheumatoid specialist to follow up on my symptoms. Perhaps this next doctor will at least give me some sort of answer. If it isn’t SLE (Lupus) maybe they will work to figure out what the hell it is causing these things with me.

Anyway, thanks for stopping by and listening. It helps keep my stress level lower putting it up here. Keep your fingers crossed for me that my hair doesn’t fall out in patches today when I take my shower!