I was attached to my nurse and she is now gone, darnit!

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Aimee =)
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   Posted 11/19/2008 11:02 PM (GMT -7)   
I called my GI's office today to talk to his nurse about getting a Vicodin refill called in. The receptionist informed me that she is no longer there. shakehead  
I just talked to her 3 weeks ago so I had no idea! The new nurse took the call and gave me attitude from the start but I'm going to try and give her the benefit of the doubt. Besides, I need a good relationship with the nurse. We all know how important that is!
I have every intention on finding out why my GI ran off my favorite nurse, though tongue   I liked her so much and she was a lifesaver for me several times in the last 2 years. My GI is fantastic and I have no intentions on finding a new one, even if the new nurse sucks, but part of why I liked him was he had a fantastic nurse that I had bonded with.
Do you love your nurse? Does anyone have a great GI with a not-so-great nurse? I'm trying to prepare myself for the worst care scenerio ;)

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   Posted 11/20/2008 7:54 AM (GMT -7)   
I LOVE my GI, but his nurses aren't the greatest. Some are polite and all, but when they need to bring messages to him, they aren't always the best and sometimes I have to get good and mad just to get my meds refilled.
Been living with Crohn's Disease for 33 years.  Currently on Asacol, Prilosec, Estrace, Prinivil, Diltiazem, Percoset prn for pain, Zofran, Phenergan, Probiotics, and Calcium.  Resections in 2002 and 2005.  Also diagnosed with Fibromyalgia and Osteoarthritis. Currently my Crohns is in remission.

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   Posted 11/20/2008 10:07 AM (GMT -7)   
My GIs nurse used to be terrible to me, she never returned my phone calls, or when I would get ahold of her she would say she would call me back...then never would, and she just had a nasty attitude in general. Until my Mom called her one day and ripped her a new one, now they treat me and my mom like gold when we go in for appointments, and they always return our calls :) haha.

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   Posted 11/20/2008 3:53 PM (GMT -7)   
Both my GI and his nurse, who has been with him for some years, are excellent, always responsive, etc. As i have posted here before, he'll be retiring in a few years (he says 4, though maybe sooner) and it's going to be a hassle finding someone new, since he has treated me since he first diagnosed me 27 years ago. And yes, sometimes having a good attentive office nurse is even more important than the GI, since the nurse is often the gatekeeper when we call.

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   Posted 11/20/2008 5:46 PM (GMT -7)   
Hi Aimee hope you can get a good relationship with this one too. We do miss those that take good care of us and it means alot I know.lol gail
Hallarious woman over 50 ,CD ,IBS 27 years--resection,fistula's,obstructions,hemmies,and still alive.lol gail

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   Posted 11/26/2008 4:52 PM (GMT -7)   
Yes- I can relate. I had (well she is still there) great nurse for my research study. NOw, I do not see her much anymore bc the study has ended. I feel bonded with her and still visit her on occasion. It is improtant to feel connected with your nurse especially since you talk to them more than the doctor often.
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