Thursday, January 23, 2014

New doctor for me too

I loved Tim's new doctor the first time I met her (info on her and that appointment here), and I have continued to be impressed with her as we've gone in for Tim's follow-up appointments.  I am so thankful that I was able to get in with her as well.  The appointment yesterday went very well, and I will go back for a follow-up in April.

When Tim did the food elimination diet last October, I decided to do it with him to see if I could figure anything out.  It was both good and bad.  It was good in that I was able to figure some things out, but I wasn't very happy with what I figured out.  I know now that my body can't handle eggs, peanuts, oats, dairy, and food dyes, in addition to gluten, which I already knew.  I've been gluten-free for 3.5 years now.  I have also had 2 anaphylactic reactions recently to my homemade beef jerky.  I'm not sure what that is about at this point, but I am the proud new owner of an Epi-pen.

This doctor seemed to know intuitively that I have a bunch of other allergies and recommended that I go see a well-known allergist in the next state over.  I called after I left the appointment yesterday and his first available appointment isn't until June!  I asked to be added to the cancellation list, so hopefully I can get in sooner than that.

Overall, I am so glad to have gotten in with this new doctor.  I love her treating style, and she is brilliant.  She is always going to conferences and reading books, and she is so knowledgeable in the areas of conventional health care, herbs and supplements, and homeopathy.  The best of all worlds!  And on top of that, she really truly cares about her patients.  We love her and are hoping we can stay with her long-term.

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