The rheumatologist changed office suites to one he had remodeled. There's lots of wheelchair turning space in each exam room and nice tile floors without wide bumpy grouting. The new lab is huge, with a wall of windows. That's got to be so much nicer for the tech, who was in a very small windowless space before. I forgot to try the front door myself to see if I could--habit tells me to wait for someone else, but it might have been one that stays open. Regardless, the door is now clear glass so someone can see me or others if we're waiting outside--we could see someone on a walker who needed help when I left. Though there wasn't a chair pulled out for a wheelchair space, I was able to easily sit on the end of the row without really being in the way and could reach the table with magazines on it.
It's nice to be able to move freely in a doctor's office and not worry I'm going to bump a wall or that someone will trip over me and hurt themselves when spaces are really small. This will be good for a lot of people, including employees and patients who bring someone or a few someones with them. I should also point out that this is one of the few doctors I know that has a exam table that can be raised and lowered (the 39% apparently aren't evenly distributed). It's nice to have someone think about accessibility. That's a rarity.
He brought up the Enbrel idea again, specifically when I mentioned service dog. I don't know. I'd forgotten that my reason was pneumonia that didn't go away easily or other infections (post-anesthesia I forget some things that were immediately recalled before; when he mentioned TNF blocker I momentarily had no idea what he was talking about. Once refreshed the memory is there again). It's an expensive drug. Really expensive. I think we should wait and see if we have insurance in a month first. Drugs like this bankrupt the whole medical system. It does metabolize through liver. There are other big potential adverse effects, though many people do benefit.