February 2nd, 2013 will be the first ever Rheumatoid Awareness Day for patients with Rheumatoid Disease, previously known as Rheumatoid Arthritis. We are asking friends and family to please spread awareness, to find out what you can do to help visit Rheumatoid Patient Foundation Awareness Day Resources page. Our first awareness day will be on the same day as Groundhog day, to find out why see the story about the 1st Rheumatoid Disease Awareness Day on Groundhog’s day story on RA Warrior. I created an Rheumatoid Awareness Day groundhog graphic, see below and feel free to use.
Today I had an appointment with the dentist to fix a crown and for a cleaning. The crown started feeling loose around a week ago. I made an appointment hoping to get it fixed right away; well that did not happen. When he found out that the drugs I was on lowered my immune system he wanted to make sure what my Rheumatologist recommended, so he gave me a list of the drugs he was planning on using and I faxed it to my doctor’s office. I knew my doctor had a quick turn around when a patient needs anything, usually within 24 hours. The receptionist at the dentist office assured me that she would call when they received the recommendations.
A couple days later I pulled the paperwork out to give them a call to see if they got it. I noticed the form did not have a return fax number, just the address and phone number. I figured my Rheumatologist office would just mail it in to them so I decided to give it a few more days. Well while at dentist today I could see that my RA doctors office’s had taken the time to call for the dentist fax number. Now if the dentist office would of just called me as soon as they had it like they said they would, I might of made it in faster. My lesson, I should of called the dentist office the day I picked the paper up. Instead I called yesterday and they got me in today.