37 doctors saw me today. I knew this appointment was coming as my dermatologist told me about doctor’s s all arriving for a gathering. It was a special event that doesn’t happen very often. Basically they all meet up on order to discuss new disorders and how to cure them.
I was one of five patients who had abnormal conditions that they wanted to look into. I sat in a small isolated room with a mirror waiting for doctors to arrive. Since I knew this day was coming, I avoided trimming the excess keratin overgrowth on my lips. I avoided moisturising too. Suffice to say my lips looked horrendous. I left them on for a few days mainly because I wanted the Doctors to witness the extent at which the EC would go.
There was a Range of doctors, some black, Asian, Indian, old, young - you name it! All of them were swarming around the five rooms questioning each of the 5 patients about their condition.
Each doctor was taking notes while they asked their questions. At first it I was more than happy to explain in detail. But over time, seeing doctor after doctor, each one asking the same repetitive question – it got very tedious for me.
They used magnifying lenses to scrutinize my lips. Every single one of them was dumbfounded after they looked at my lips. I explained to them my symptoms, how long I had it and what I do on a day to day basis to help maintain a normal looking appearance. After a tedious 2 and a half hour wait, the last doctor saw me. She was a female American doctor who gave me some comfort and said,
“I’m sure we will find a cure”
I’m waiting for an overall feedback from the doctors. Seeing what suggestions they have to say. And what possible explanations they have.