I went to see a physicians assistant in the rheumatology department yesterday about the bump on my arm (not on a log). He was a very nice man and spent some time talking to me.
He said what I have is probably a ganglion cyst and he could stick a needle in it and drain it but it might come back. I said lymphedema arm. He said 'oops, no needle'. I said when I move my thumb around it makes it hurt more, he said I could give you a thumb splint but that would make your arm swell up.
So we left it that I will monitor
Then he asked me how I was doing with the RA. I told him about being allergic to both plaquenil and prednisone. Prednisone is often given to RA patients to give the other treatments a boost to get them started or during a flare to help get it under control. Not for me.
I also said that I can't take the organics like Humira, Enbrel, etc because of my cancer history. And I'm allergic to benadryl and the cillins as well.
He laughed and said 'oh you are a great patient to treat!'. I have multiple ailments, can't take many regular treatments, and have allergies that pop up all the time.
Yes I could see the humor in it. But at least I didn't have to scrape a new doctor off the floor for once upon hearing all my medical history..