I love my GP doc....

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   Posted 8/27/2008 9:46 AM (GMT -6)   
Had an appt with my GP yesterday...basically a follow up from a trip to the ER and GI doc a couple of weeks ago. I had the last slot of the day, at 5:30. My doctor was running over an hour late. When she was finally able to see me she couldn't apologize enough for running so late. I thought she was going to cry. I felt bad for her.

Once she was done apologizing she stopped, looked at me and said "Oh my, you've lost some weight." To which I replied, "yup." It took me two years to gain 10 lbs., and one week to lose it again with this current flare.

I'm on Entocort and Asacol. Hopefully I will gain some weight with it. But it is only a six week course on the Entocort. If I gain 30 lbs., it will still only put me at 114 lbs. I'm 5'2". If it took me 2 years to gain 10 lbs., will it take me 6 years to gain 30? I hope not. I have changed my diet and supplement regime drastically in the last little while.

Anyway, my doc basically asked me what I needed in the way of pain and anxiety meds. She is so kind to me and doesn't want to see me suffer. She knows that I hate taking any kind of meds, so that probably makes a difference. Together we worked out a schedule for meds that I can take and still function at work with. Even with running so late she took whatever time I needed with her, and never even looked at her watch. I just want to stop and acknowledge her for being such a kind and caring practitioner. It sure makes a huge difference when you don't have to wrestle your doctor down just to get some temporary relief from pain and anxiety.

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   Posted 8/27/2008 10:20 AM (GMT -6)   
I have to say I love my GP too. I just saw mine yesterday for my every 3 month followup with him. I have been so exhausted lately and he is great becuz he listens and then he runs tests to make sure my blood levels are okay. Glad to hear you have a great doc, who takes care of you. Hopefully these meds get you back to feeling better and gaining weight again.

Gail *Nanners*
Been living with Crohn's Disease for 32 years.  Currently on Asacol, Prilosec 60 mg, Estrace, Prinivil, Diltiazem, Percoset prn for pain and Calcium.  Resections in 2002 and 2005.  Recently diagnosed with Fibromyalgia and doing tests to see if I have Inflammatory Arthritis or AS.

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   Posted 8/27/2008 10:26 AM (GMT -6)   
I love my GP too! It's great to hear that others are as lucky. Hope things improve quickly Squattie!
Dx'd '90 (emergency rupture), symptoms ignored long before that, '03 fistulas and bad flagyl reactions, B12 weekly, Pentasa [until I surrender to the bigger meds]
I'm riding on the escalator of life....

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   Posted 8/27/2008 11:59 AM (GMT -6)   
woo hooo I want to give a cheer for my doctors to...My GI is the greatest, never makes me feel rushed. He always asks how Im feeling and not just my gut, but me as a person how am I doing?? He wants to know how my anxiety is, if im feelilng overwhelmed.Even I have him paged after hours hes always so great about making me feel that I am not being a pain..Im always afraid that I'm calling for the wrong reason and Ill be bothering him...Yes he sometimes runs a little late but its just because he gets talking to his patients and looses track of time...He is just a great doctor...

currently taking

pentasa, hyocosamine, zofran, acphix and started Remicade back in May

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   Posted 8/27/2008 4:52 PM (GMT -6)   
My GP is an idiot but I am glad you like yours. My rhuemy is the best-I love her.

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   Posted 8/27/2008 6:54 PM (GMT -6)   
great GP, great rheumatologist, great new GI. how lucky am i?

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   Posted 8/27/2008 8:27 PM (GMT -6)   
Hi Glad your DR. is so good to you as usual I am sort of betwen Dr.s but my last one was great. It is so important for us to have good caring GP's you brought up a good point I find good health care makes for good health all around. I hope you feel better soon so you can start putting that 10 lbs. back on. lol gail
Hallarious woman over 50 ,CD ,IBS 27 years--resection,fistula's,obstructions,and still alive.lol gail

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   Posted 8/27/2008 9:24 PM (GMT -6)   

Just started seeing my present GI in February. He has been well over an hour late the last two times. My appointments have been right after lunch and both times he has come from endoscopy where he had to admit a patient. He apologizes and takes all the time I need and I never feel rushed even though he had five patients waiting by the time he got to the clinic last week. It is a two hour drive for me so I don't make plans for the rest of the day. Have also seen a general surgeon and a colorectal surgeon that I would be comfortable with if it came to surgery.

Crohns's came as a complete surprise last year after my first colonoscopy so a great team of doctors has made things a whole lot easier. My first GI was Ok but he told me he gets paid to answer my questions! But he did consult with another GI about my treatment, hence the different referrals.










55 yr. old F dx. CD 07/07
Currently on no medication

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   Posted 8/27/2008 9:32 PM (GMT -6)   
Man I gotta start over to find new docs. I let them whittle down to my OB/GYN and she left the state. She was the one who sent me for the scope and found my crohn's(along with staff GI who did/read the scope)I really miss her. I trusted her.
Crohn's for life, just met first cousin who suffers from Reiters-explains sooo much

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   Posted 8/27/2008 9:56 PM (GMT -6)   
That's awesome, really helps having a great GP I know. I love mine too! Way more then that GI I had. I'm looking for a new GI but I'd love to just stick with my GP. He seems to know more about Crohn's, and ALL it can do to you!
Diagnosed with Crohn's Disease 2/06 after sever GI bleed. Has been suffering since 1998. History of rectal fistula and gallbladder removal. Just finished tapering off Prednisone *YEAH*, Asacol, Questran, Toprol XL (for high blood pressure).

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