So sorry to hear of your grandfather!
I was told my disease was mild at first then my doctor switched me to severe due to blood tests etc.
I live in the suburbs of Chicago so if you want a Doctor recommendation I love my GI and would be happy to share his name. I can send it to you if you like. If you think you want to keep the same Dr I would make an apt with him and talk. tell him what you expect and ask how he would treat you. He may be misunderstanding what you are looking for in him.
Diagnosed w/ Crohn’s Disease March 2007 On 150mg Azathioprine (generic Imuran), Pentasa, & Entocort (take zofran for nausea now)
Diagnosed w/ Fibromyalgia May 2007 also on Soma
Also have Arthritis, and feel like I am falling apart sometimes...
"Agressive treatment" might mean only that the doc feels that a plan of action needs to be put into place to treat the disease right away.
What a frustrating doctor's visit! Re: doctors in the Chicago area, I don't know any myself, but you might want to try asking also on the Dragon Pack board for parents of kids with IBD: http://www.dragonpack.com/ibdsupport/parents/
There are a number of parents on that board whose kids have used enteral nutrition, including I believe some in the Chicago area, and they might be able to steer you toward a G.I. practice that supports this (although of course many will be using pediatric GIs).
Oh my, what a merry-go-round you are on..........well get off sweetie and write down in order what you need to do first.........and in my opinion taking care of you has to be first right now.I would sure look for a new GI and set up an appointment after checking out this person's credentials and reputation. I think some recommeneded the University. You gave the phycisin a fair chance and your right you were rushed out the door and did not feel good about that.
I am so sorry about your G-father and it is a long trip and stressful so if you are able to get there to see him that will be good but I feel he knows in his heart that you love him and at this stage he would want you taking care of you.
Remember we are all here for you and you can count on the members of HealingWell to support you and help you through the tough stuff as well as share the good times with you.
Blessings to you and prayers for your G-father.
Post Edited (Confused in IL) : 1/27/2008 8:06:02 PM (GMT-7)