January 16, 2014

Dr. P

I have mentioned a few times how lucky I am to have the dermatologist I have.  I have been a patient of Dr. P ever since I was first diagnosed with Alopecia at age 11 and I am so lucky he happened to be the one my parents chose to take me to.  He has always been on top of all the current treatments and has always been a huge source of support for me.  After 20+ years, he's become more of a friend than just my doctor.  He is always quick to respond to my e-mails (and from what his office manager tells me, that is a very rare thing, and even more rare that he gives out his e-mail address) and he always finds a way to squeeze me into his busy schedule whenever I happen to be in Utah.

He is the one that has helped me do this most recent round of treatment.  We've decided to take a rest from the medication for a little while because of some of the side effects.  I'm grateful that he cares more about my overall health than just trying to get the results he knows I so badly wish for.

I've seen a few other doctors in my many years of living outside of Utah, but they aren't the same.  I guess I've just been spoiled by having Dr. P as my doctor and friend.  

3 Happy Thoughts:

Abraham said...

I was re-reading some of your alopecia posts. I loved reading them again. In some ways I feel like I was right there with you and in other ways I feel bad I was so naive to everything you were going through! I missed so much of it. I think you always looked amazing. I always thought you were one of the "pretty ones" and besides the initial loss and the hats, I don't think I hardly ever noticed any of this. Anyway, I hope I was a good friend to you in all of this. It is a good reminder how really unimportant some of this stuff is. Anyway, wanted to say I think you are pretty cool!

Erin said...
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Erin said...

Oops sorry, that was me. Not meaning to be a creepy guy you don't know acting like he's known you for years.
And also, I meant that we focus so much on our looks (we meaning me) when that isn't what really matters. I think what you are going through is important. Just wanted to clarify that.