Had my first visit with new GI...3 guesses what I have to do now

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   Posted 2/9/2010 6:42 AM (GMT -7)   
Oh and the first two don't count......yup time for another scope.  I get to try the miralax thing this time.
I have to say I was very impressed by how great the new guy is at listening so far.  I left feeling confident that he was going to do some good for me even if it was just making me feel someone actually paid attention to me.  I bemoaned here about my last GI that had only one answer for all my remarks......now I have to say I am feeling much happier about someone that seems to listen.
Downside....(join me in this any ladies over 40???)  He's so young and a cutie.  You know that cute guy with just a tiny touch of book nerd thrown in.  If he was pinup guy type or really goofy, young not a problem.  But I couldn't help hearing "he's so young" over and over in my head.  I'm married and not looking around, but I couldn't help feeling self-conscious about my weight, hair and clothes all of a sudden.  Ah well, my first GP after my surgery reminded me of Doogie Howser and I thought he was the greatest (Miss that Dr Gaynor).
3 weeks +3 days and the countdown begins!
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 2/9/2010 6:53 AM (GMT -7)   
Oh that is so funny. A few years ago I had asked the specialist I see in the big city for a referral to someone more local because I wasn't happy with the guy I was seeing. He recommended a doctor who trained with him and would be setting up his practice in the next 6 months or so. I waited patiently. But in the meantime I ended up in the hospital. So of course, who is covering, the new guy. You describe him to a tee. And I had been up for about 24 hours throwing and going and looked like crap! He is now my GI and he is a great doctor, but I know how you feel.

CD 20 years officially, 30 unofficially. 3 resections '93, '95 '97
Managing with strict low residue diet, keeping symptoms to a minimum. All test show small amount of ulceration, still have occasional blockages. But still have a great time with my 2 daughters and husband!

Prednisone, 6MP,Prevacid, B12 shots, Bentyl, Xifaxan.....

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   Posted 2/9/2010 7:29 AM (GMT -7)   
I sorta know the feeling . I have a young , good looking urologist now and it had been a long time sense such a woman told me to drop my pants . I was like,,,WHAAAAAA ? NA NA NOWWWW ? But turns out she only wanted to check me for hernia . I 'm not sure what will happen when its time for a prostate exam but , Hey , if she cant handle it, she cant handle it....
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   Posted 2/9/2010 7:47 AM (GMT -7)   
Haha that is so funny!! The same surgeon has done both my resections. Great doctor, very nerdy type though. So I am in the hospital after one of my resections and its the weekend so the back up will come in and see me. So there I am in the hospital with the lovely bed head hair, all doped up and in walk TWO of the most beautiful men I have ever seen. It was Drs. McDreamy and his side kick Dr. McSteamy. You should of seen me trying to fix my hair, adjust my ugly hospital gown without much success I might add. LOL
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   Posted 2/9/2010 2:12 PM (GMT -7)   
I definitely live in the WRONG area! Haven't seen any hearthrobs yet and I volunteered at one of our two local hospitals for 9 years! *sigh*
My computer says I need to upgrade my brain to be compatible with its new software.

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   Posted 2/9/2010 3:07 PM (GMT -7)   
No good looking doctors here, but during my last colonoscopy there were 2 real good looking nurses...
500 mg of Pentasa 4 times a day, 1 Florastor 2 times a day, 2 mg LDN at bed time, 1400 IU Vitamin D3

Prior medication until LDN:100 mg Imuran a day - GI wanted 150 mg, but I didn't want to destroy my liver, 1 Gram of Pentasa 4 times a day, 3 mg of Entocort 3 times a day, Librax as needed


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   Posted 2/9/2010 7:46 PM (GMT -7)   
Nanners...maybe it was the drugs talkin and they weren't really hot! :)
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