The WashPost Health section has a new series about people who have diseases misdiagnosed and how they were finally properly diagnosed. I asked if she was interested in how my second renal failure went undiagnosed for nine months and she said yes, but only if the doctor would talk. I asked the doctor (who is retired from Kaiser) and he wasn't comfortable talking about it to a reporter.
One of the recent stories was about a woman whose allergy to Bactrim tipped her into Stevens-Johnson Syndrome -- oozing pustules all over you, including in your mouth -- and Tuesday's section had LOCs on it. One of them, by Katie Rapp, describes how she looked like she had a "really bad sunburn" all over. I think a really bad sunburn is pretty close to purple!