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ShanghaiSD 08-24-2006 09:28 AM

Off to see the Big LLMD Boss
My Physician in China told me to get to the US and see an expert, the faster the better. So I have been very lucky to get an appointment with one of the best (so I believe) LLMDs, Dr. S in San Francisco, next Thursday. So I fly next Weds and have 10 days in the beautiful city.
Seems a long way to go to see a doc dont you think - but fortunately he replied after reading my basic story that I should def make the trip as it sounds like I could very likely have this horrible disease!

However, I just wanted to ask, especially as I am travelling so far, what I should have ready for my appointment?

I am sure this information is somewhere already and maybe you can point me in the right direction!


jojo 08-24-2006 11:04 AM

Re: Off to see the Big LLMD Boss

I tried a couple of years ago to get in to see him...Was told there was a couple year waiting list.....


If I were you just make sure to write down your history...sounds like you have already told him this...for him to get you in so quickly....take some warm clothes:) Enjoy San Fran....this is going to be a GREAT trip for you:)

so so very happy for you!!!!!



janetclarkson 08-25-2006 06:11 AM

Re: Off to see the Big LLMD Boss
Hi Steve,

Best of luck to you. The sooner you get treatment the better your chances of getting rid quickly.

The only advice I can give on preparing for your appointment is to make lots of notes beforehand so that you don't forget to mention anything.

Print off a list of LD symptoms and tick each one that you suffer from, how severe it is and how often it happens. LD tends to run in cycles along with the life cycle of the bacteria, so a picture of your symptoms over a 4 - 6 week period can be useful.

Again - good luck!

Pearlscale 08-25-2006 09:26 PM

Re: Off to see the Big LLMD Boss
Steve I want to wish you luck too.

Also any copies of blood work, any x-ray films, MRI films. Detailed notes on when symptoms started, how they progressed. Jot down notes as you think of them.


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