I Am Established

This morning was my long-awaited appointment with the dermatology specialist. My skin issues are pretty much resolved so there wasn’t much for him to look at, but I wanted to meet with him so I would be an established patient. This way I’ll never have another skin issue for as long as I live. If I had cancelled the appointment, however, I would have ended up with some other funky dermal malady, most likely starting tomorrow, and I’d have to wait another three months to see him.

If you don’t already know, I won’t bore you with the details of my skin problems, but you can read about some of it here if you’re so inclined.

Todd was with me and we both liked the doctor. He was very nice and very thorough. He had my records from the regular dermatologist, but we went over everything I’ve dealt with since December. He then examined me from the top of my head to the bottom of my feet. Literally.

Between his examination, the history I gave him and the pathology reports he had in front of him he came up with nothing. That’s not entirely true. He came up with a few things all my problems could have been, but nothing definitive. Which is fine. I didn’t expect him to say, “Ah! But of course! You have been suffering with hyperdermalplasticiamitis.” Most likely we’ll never know what all my blisters and rashes and lesions were caused by. It could be they were all related and it could be three separate things. Who knows?

But, as I said, I am established now and if any of this strange stuff pops up again I can get in right away.


  1. Barb on July 17, 2007 at 3:38 pm

    Holy cow–there are 25 letters in that word!!!! Yay for no more skin issues! I assume you celebrated afterward?!

  2. Jenster on July 17, 2007 at 3:56 pm

    Barb – You betcha!! We stopped at The Cheesecake Factory for lunch. I didn’t even bother counting points! Of course, I couldn’t eat even half of my food so guess what’s for dinner! lol

  3. susan on July 17, 2007 at 7:32 pm

    That’s a pretty clever way to make sure you never have skin problems again! 😉

  4. Jan Jaffe on July 17, 2007 at 7:35 pm

    Sorry Jen! I deleted my post due to a typo.Anyway! I am so glad you doing so well. Congrats! Also to be topped off by the cheesecake factory AHHHH YES!!!!What kind of cheesecake did you have for dessert?Also just wanted to check in for a twin update. Everything still okay?

  5. Jenster on July 17, 2007 at 8:34 pm

    Susan – I thought so. It must be the law of something, but I’m not sure what.Jan – Can you believe I didn’t have any cheesecake?? No room.The babies are GREAT! Mom and dad are doing great, too. :o)

  6. Travis Erwin on July 17, 2007 at 10:58 pm

    Here’s hoping you are about done with doctors, established and otherwise.

  7. Dorky Dad on July 17, 2007 at 11:49 pm

    Yeah, that’s the smart thing to do — get a regular skin doctor. We use that strategy when trying to find things — we go buy another one, thereby enabling us to find the lost thing, usually in the most obvious place.

  8. April on July 18, 2007 at 12:58 am

    So glad you are past the skin issues. I pray that they will not show their ugly selves again and prayerfully not need a dermetologist ever again. I am thinking of you friend, thanks for being my friend.

  9. Rosie on July 18, 2007 at 3:06 am

    Strange but beautiful philosophy. I like it!

  10. T-girl on July 18, 2007 at 6:52 am

    ROTFLMA is that not the truth! Oh and Dorky Dad is so right but why is it we never return it? Probably because we know it safegaurds us from ever losing it agian since we know have a spare! LOL

  11. Angry Woman on July 18, 2007 at 10:36 am

    Glad to hear that everything of the dermatological nature has cleared up. So when will you be modeling the bikini?

  12. Jodi_Lee on July 18, 2007 at 9:21 pm

    So no icky skin disease and you lost 13.5 lbs!! (Oh, and can anyone really lose weight too quickly?? I think that is a myth made up by super skinny people just to eff with the rest of us!) Anyhow – Woohoo!! Someone’s had a breakthrough! ;P

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