4) I provided a written out history and dates of my disease, including photos, and thoughts as to contributing factors (like my cat bite infection of my 3rd finger). I actually printed out my introduction story that I had written for you. When asked "what. brings you here today", rather than repeating myself with each new interviewer, I just handed them my written history! This saved time and was probably more accurate and consistant.
5) I had downloaded some drawings of hand anatomy and had drawn on the pictures where my hands were having problems, pain, stiffness, lumps, etc.
6). Lastly, I had several scientific papers on the subject of RT printed out with notes in the margins and areas highlighted. I think the presence of these showed that I took the whole process very seriously and it showed that I had educated myself, which added to the overall mutual respect and rapid progress.
I had to chuckle to myself several times as I waited behind the closed door, as I heard the nurse tell the resident, and then later the resident told Dr. Bajaj, "this person has an amazingly complete history and records to present to you… "