You are just down the road - how about that!
Who is your consultant then? I never had any luck with the PRUH in orpington or the other ttwo hospitals i attended in london.
I am under Professor Norman Williams, Barts and the Royal London he specialises in slow transit constipation... he has many years experience and that is what he does - you could google him. He is older now but has a team who he supervises. I recommend him above all others in the so called 'top' London hospitals. I am seeing him tomorrow and not looking forward to it cause i dont know what he will suggest although he said i can have the ileo back if i am suffering. agh
He has a huge waiting list so if you want to see him get a referral asap. I waited 8 months. dont want you to suffer that long though but i dont want you to see consultants who dont understand this problem.
Get the marker test asap (i think you are) this will reveal slow transit probs with bowels... even so i was told i was 'too young' (by consultant at Kings College) to have my colon out so beware of such opinion from 'well meaning consultants'. Keep me up to speed. x
Karen 48 years old
1997: Diagnosed IBS
2003: Pelvic Floor repair
2006: STARR surgery for mucosal prolapse/Obstruction/diagnosed slow transit constipation
2007: Sigmoid resection-partial volvulus resulting in worsening of colonic inertia (cleared obstruction though)
March 2009: Total colectomy with ileorectal join and loop ileostomy
23 Sept 2010: Ileostomy reversal
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