Since so many of us are seem to run into stubborn doctors who feel we don't need all those labs on the VL recommended list & in many cases don't write them for us, it occurred to me we need something in writing to help pursuade them.
I will contact VL too (tho I know she is ill) but I also wanted to throw it out there to see if we can get a few others willing to throw out some arguments justifying WHY we DS'ers need all those labs taken. I know my doctor seems resentful of my repeated requests as she feels she knows more about labs than me or VL.
I don't mind doing the letter but don't have the knowledge about it all myself so if there is anyone more knowledgeable who wants to participate on this project, let me know . . I for one need to work up some irrefutable arguments and details about why each thing is on the list beyond what she thinks is necessary is important.
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