I'm not in England, I'm in SCOTLAND!
My consultant is excellent, I've been seeing him about
every 2 weeks for the last few months. He always has time to talk, there is also 2 IBD nurses who are very helpful as well. I'm at the Western General Hospital in Edinburgh. My consultant is Mr. Shand (and excellent he is too!), here are some of the pieces he's written:
I feel I'm being really well looked after to be honest. I think it's not so much to do with what country your in (though Scotland is patently the best country in the world anyway
) it seems to be more pot luck with the individual consultant.
However, there are also some massive regional variations with regard to the IBD nurses and associated services.
As my mate told me, "The quite bairns never get any sweeties".
If you're not happy (and i wouldn't be if I was in your shoes) you need to shout about
Diagnosed Indeterminate Colitis 25/11/2007 (update: told by consultant 15/01/08 in his opinion definitely UC).
1 x Solofalk Enema/day 40mg Prednisolone 35mg Prednisolone 30mg Prednisolone 20mg Prednisolone 25mg Prednisolone 20mg Prednisolone 15mg Prednisolone 4g Pentasa/day
Now on 150mg Azathioprine/Imuran, back up to 40mg Prednisolone, Omeprazole 20mg, 2 x Calcium Adcal D3
Post Edited (Scottishcammy) : 3/6/2008 12:54:13 PM (GMT-7)