August 11, 2004
Dear Dr. Finesmith,
I wanted to thank you for the care and concern you gave me when trying to figure out the cause of my rash. Although the tests were not really conclusive, I agree with you that it is probably an allergy to the blue dye in my most recent tattoo. I may not have to get it cut out however, because after 7 months, 2 doctors, dozens of tests and hundreds of dollars, the rash went away as suddenly as it started and the itching has been reduced by 95%.
I wanted to send you this information in the event that you get a case like this again. It seems that my system has come to terms with the offending allergen and is learning to co-exist. At least I hope this is the situation and something worse is not in store for me.
Thank you again for your compassion and diligence,