Certainly is a small world, I live in Morden and was born in St Helier (but I only venture into Croydon to go to ikea!)
I get treated at St Georges and my gastroenrologist is excellent and so is the rest of the team there.
Love in a mist,
Your treatment so far doesn't sound to good.
I've only been diagnosed for about
a year. When I saw the consultant the first thing he did was book me in for a colonoscopy. Biopsies were taken and UC was confirmed right away (this was after my useless GP took 2 months of me going in every week before they would refer me).
But anyway, since being referred things have been far from straight forward, at one stage I was prepped for surgery and was about
48 hours away from losing my colon. But at least the consultant has always been there every step, explaining things to me. I can call up his secretary whenever I need to book an appointment or even if I just need him to call me if I'm concerned about
What made me go from being a complete wreck to coming to terms with this was definitely the consultant and his team.
I thought my 2 month wait was bad, if this has been going on for years for you with no proper diagnosis you should start complaining or ask your GP to refer you to someone else (St. Georges, St. Marks or anywhere that will get it confirmed and treated!)
& memmie25, it does sound like you have been unlucky with your doctors and consultant, might also be worth changing until you find one you're happy with.
Post Edited (Clackerooney) : 3/9/2008 6:19:58 PM (GMT-6)