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Quick Update RE: Doc Appt

Friday, March 22, 2013

I was 199.5 at the doc this morning, woo hoo!!!

I got my prescriptions for the ketaconazole and hydrocortisone renewed, but the rash is looking decidedly better. Getting blood tests for some petechiae, which are tony pinprick sized bruises I've been getting more frequently lately. Doc seems to think it's nothing serious, just bruising is showing up more because I have far less subcutaneous fat. If that's the case, it should regulate itself after a while. He also told me I have to stop using fabric softener. Boo. I need to come up with some sort of solution to keep my clothes soft, since the dryers at the apartment complex suck. (I even thought of the possibility that I'm allergic to someone ELSE's fabric softener and the residue is just in the dryer. I'm not convinced it's an allergy so much as that it's been so cold and dry it caused and outbreak. He also said I was never contagious, as it wasn't ringworm but another form of tinea. So I've been extra careful for no reason. Also, he definitely said the rash on my hip is nummular eczema, which would explain the coin shape of it. Ringworm and nummular eczema are often mistaken for one another. (The more you know!)

He was very proud of me for keeping my promise of being under 200 lbs, and made me tell the med student all about Spark People!

So appt went well! And I've been cleared to wear shorts once it's warm enough, because doc said sunlight helps eczema. Might explain why I never get it in the summer!

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KELLY19770 3/25/2013 12:07PM

    One-der-land!! You go girl!

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LIVEDAILY 3/23/2013 11:37PM

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AWESOME weigh in at the dr's office and great report from him about all the stuff. Hmmm...fabric softener. I never use it. Ever. My Mom never did when we were growing up, so I'm used to my clothes being...unsoftened??
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Maybe it isn't the fabric softener. Maybe it's the detergent? Have you tried using All Clear or whatever it's called...it has no perfumes or dyes in it and it's for ultra sensitive skin. I think Arm and Hammer might make one too.

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LADYFROMTHEWOOD 3/23/2013 9:03PM

    I don't have a lot of words to say what I feel for your super-awesome blog post. So, imagine instead that I'm jumping up and down like a chubby cheerleader, and waving my arms like Kermit the Frog and yelling...."YAY!!!!!!"
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BEECHNUT13 3/23/2013 2:16PM

    Did he ever do a platelet count? I used to get those little red dots, and it was because my platelets were dangerously low - putting me at a big bleeding risk. Do you have bruising or bleeding?

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LOLATURTLE 3/23/2013 10:26AM

    ONEDERLAND!!!! Congrats! And I'm glad you got various good news about other medical stuff, too. :)

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PIPPAMOUSE 3/22/2013 11:58PM

    So proud of you! And excited for you!

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so happy you made your goal! so glad your doctor appointment went well.

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DAUGHTEROFTWIN 3/22/2013 8:36PM

    Fab-u-lous!!!! You are "officially" in Onderland. And by officially, I mean on the dreaded Dr. Scale. I know you we're released to get the info clearing you of ringworm. Woohoo!!

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CJADERUN 3/22/2013 8:20PM

    Yay! Yay, good doctor appointment! Yay fixing problems!

Gosh, I can't wait until the summer when it's warm and the air is so full of moisture my skin won't even remember what it was like to be dried out!

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HOPEFULHIPPO 3/22/2013 4:58PM

    glad it's looking up for you :o) Isn't there a downy free that you could use...then again, if it's residue...

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EMMAEKAY 3/22/2013 2:46PM

    Try the dryer balls - they help with my stuff, but I'd be lost without fabric softener sheets because of the mini-zoo I'm running here. I'm glad the doctor's appointment went well!

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FELINEBETTER 3/22/2013 2:39PM

    You're hanging in there well! As for the fabric softener - you could try those little blue plastic dryer balls. They take out wrinkles and might help.

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