Em got a very nasty ingrown toenail worked on today. And she did great. When she had the other foot done in August, we were so concerned – about the local anesthetic, about the possibility of developing RSD again, about dislocating her toes during the procedure, about the doctor being a jerk. None of which turned out to be a problem.
So, this time around, we didn’t worry at all (well, much…) and, once again, it was smooth sailing. I cannot say how nice it is to have something simple and easy to deal with – this is not the norm at all for us! I really like this doctor and her nurse. While the fix the doctor provided is supposed to prevent future ingrown toenails (which I do not 100% believe) and, if it does, we won’t need to see ever her again, it it nice to know there is a good podiatrist that we can go to, if we ever need her.
That was the first of 4 medical appointments this week – one every day except Friday. It is going to be a long week!
Tomorrow is our appointment with the new pain doctor and I am trying not to be extremely nervous. I am also trying to have realistic expectations – I don’t want to set the bar so high that he will automatically fail, but I also don’t want to aim so low that we accept anything as acceptable.
I am hoping to find a doctor who will be our partner – a team player who will help us get to the bottom of Em’s pain and fatigue and treat it appropriately. I will be happy with someone who just treats my kid respectfully and doesn’t hurt her.
Our past doctor difficulties hover in the back of my mind, but I am hopeful that we have a real chance to develop a real rapport with a ‘thinking’ doctor. I am not getting my hopes up too much – I have been burned too many times to go in to this with no reservations – but I am going in with an open mind because I refuse to give up before we even begin.
Will come back tomorrow evening and post more – hopefully it will be good news!