Seeing new GI tomorrow for the first time!

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jujub
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   Posted 9/30/2008 1:03 AM (GMT -6)   
I've been going to the same GI for 7 years, but we recently moved across the country so I have to find a new one. Meeting one tomorrow; I hope we hit it off. If not, I guess I'll stick with her for my next Remi treatment then go shopping again.
 
Wish me luck. New doctors, dentists and hair stylists are the most traumatic part of moving for me!
Judy
 
Moderate to severe left-sided UC (21 cm) diagnosed 2001.
Avascular necrosis in both shoulders is my "forever" gift from Entocort.
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   Posted 9/30/2008 6:43 AM (GMT -6)   
Good luck Judy! I know what you mean about having new doctors. I hate it too because you never know how this doc is going to be but hopefully the one you are seeing is going to be your gem.
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   Posted 9/30/2008 8:42 AM (GMT -6)   
Best wishes for rapport with the new gastro! And many thanks again for the helpful advice & insight you give us, even during the burden of moving out-of-state. / Old Hat (nearly 30 yrs with left-sided UC ... [etc.])

jujub
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   Posted 9/30/2008 3:13 PM (GMT -6)   
So far, so good. I liked her and she listened to me. I'll see her again next month when I go in for my Remi. She asked all the right questions, so I think she may be a good fit for me.
 
Oh, and she said she was glad to hear I was taking probiotics!


Judy
 
Moderate to severe left-sided UC (21 cm) diagnosed 2001.
Avascular necrosis in both shoulders is my "forever" gift from Entocort.
Colazal,  Remicade, Nature's Way Primadophilus Reuteri. In remission since April, 2006.
 
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Post Edited (Judilyn) : 9/30/2008 3:29:55 PM (GMT-6)


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   Posted 9/30/2008 3:20 PM (GMT -6)   
Congratulations finding a winner on the first try. Hopefully she'll continue treating you right.
Brandon
 
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Asacol, Florastor, VSL#3, Wellbutrin XL, Prozac, multi-vitamin, Allegra, Lialda, Colocort retention fluid, Prednisone 15mg and tapering down


Lonie
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   Posted 9/30/2008 4:22 PM (GMT -6)   
Hurray! Glad to hear things went so well for you Judy!

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quincy
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   Posted 9/30/2008 10:10 PM (GMT -6)   
Awesome Judy!!! She's probably happy she has a patient who already knows the ropes.

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jujub
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   Posted 10/1/2008 7:17 AM (GMT -6)   
She seemed quite pleased that I'd brought my records (including pictures from my scopes) for her. She asked about all the extra-intestinal manifestations too, which most GI's avoid if possible. AND she said "You call me right away if you have any signs of flare."

I had to drive a while to get to her office, but I think it's worth it. The only GI here is in his 60's, and who knows if he keeps up on things?
Judy
 
Moderate to severe left-sided UC (21 cm) diagnosed 2001.
Avascular necrosis in both shoulders is my "forever" gift from Entocort.
Colazal,  Remicade, Nature's Way Primadophilus Reuteri. In remission since April, 2006.
 
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   Posted 10/1/2008 9:11 AM (GMT -6)   
That's great news! Did you find out where this gastro trained? / Old Hat (nearly 30 yrs with left-sided UC ... [etc.])

jujub
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   Posted 10/1/2008 10:42 AM (GMT -6)   
Old Hat, she trained at the University of Texas in San Antonio. They have a good program, so I picked her for that plus the fact that she's young enough to be enthusiastic but experienced enough to know what she's doing.

I've finally reached the age where I need a doctor younger than myself!
Judy
 
Moderate to severe left-sided UC (21 cm) diagnosed 2001.
Avascular necrosis in both shoulders is my "forever" gift from Entocort.
Colazal,  Remicade, Nature's Way Primadophilus Reuteri. In remission since April, 2006.
 
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Old Hat
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   Posted 10/1/2008 11:09 AM (GMT -6)   
Judy, we think alike RE age factor. I was very happy in the 1990s to connect with a savvy gastro 10 yrs my junior, thinking great, this doctor will be in practice as I age & be able to give my UC continuity of care. Then by 2002, my gastro's interests turned more heavily to administration & research. I hope that won't happen in your case-- at least not for a good while!
                                                                     Interesting, too, about U. of Texas/San Antonio medical program. Thanks! / Old Hat (nearly 30 yrs with left-sided UC ... [etc.])

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   Posted 10/1/2008 11:14 AM (GMT -6)   
Ha ha, me too Judy. I have a good laugh when I go into see a specialist, and they look so young!

Carol

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