Today is my appointment at the hospital with the dermatology consultant. The appointment, by the time we got to this point, actually came through remarkably quickly. I’m terrifically thankful for the NHS and relieved to be seeing the experts.
It wasn’t long until I was called in to my appointment. What a lovely young chap (eek do I sound old?). He took his time to ask me questions, dates and how I felt. Then the manual examination. He then asked for the senior consultant to come in and do an examination to double check she agreed with his diagnosis.
The good news is the drugs are working!
The not so good news is that the consultant said I had obviously managed to get a severe attack of this stupid disease. In order to get on top of the internal and oral spread, I am however going to glow for a little longer as he wants me on the big girl dose for an extended time. I reduce one of the steroids by 5mg a week but in reality it’s a pretty strong dose with risks associated with their long term use and many many side affects.
Very impressed with the consultation today and feeling super grateful for our NHS. Let’s see how I get on with all these drugs and then I am to return in April to see the consultant and check progress.