By Dr Irwin Lim, Rheumatologist
We visited my niece last weekend. My girls are jealous.
Their cousin, L, got a pony for Xmas! A little girl’s dream and the whining started.
Can we have a pony?
Can we have a pet, etc, etc,
I tried to explain that L lives on a property with space. Even more importantly, her father is a horse vet, and he very likely had this pony or this pony’s relative as a patient, so it was easy for him to bring the patient home.
I then offered to bring home a patient with arthritis for them to meet and talk to.
The girls were not enthused.Dr Irwin Lim is a rheumatologist and a director of BJC Health. You should follow him on twitter here. Arthritis requires an integrated approach. We call this, Connected Care. Contact us.