Flowers: Yeah, I feel like they probably do hate me by now. I should not have gotten snippy with them the other week, but I have tried to be nice since then. I do like this GI pretty well. He is the first GI I've ever had who will give me pain medication when I really need it, and that's worth all this headache to me, I guess because the severe pain is the hardest/scariest thing for me to deal with. I loved my old GI who even gave me his cell number so I could all him directly when really sick!!! That was unheard of and I just could not believe it. He would even call me himself at times when i was super sick, so I didn't have to try to relay things through his nurse (even though his nurse was really great to work with, but it's always nice to be able to talk to the doctor directly without even having to make an appointment). He moved to South Dakota at the end of December though. My new GI is in the same practice and it's only 30 minutes from my house, which is really convenient. I live in a rural area in the woods, so in the past, I've always had to drive at least an hour to get to a GI doctor. I also like the hospital my current and past GI work at and again, it's close to where I live, so if I do have to go to the hospital again, it's nice to have a GI there who I actually know.
quincy - I did try to loop my doctor in about
all of this, but like i said, that backfired because I didn't know the nurses intercept his emails. Oops. Lol. They did tell me they looped him in for me... I am sure they probably are busy because their practice lost my old GI but I know they now have two Gastro nurse practitioners who see patients. I don't want to go to a nurse practitioner though. And I told this new GI that when I first spoke to him (I called the hospital and asked for the on-call doctor to get through to him that time, lol) and he got me in to see him almost right away and said I don't have to see a nurse practitioner if I don't want to. So I think he's a pretty solid doctor and I like that he listens to my needs.
Hopefully, when we get my next dose scheduled in two weeks the process will go much smoother. Good idea to just show up at the office next time and see if that is easier.
35 years old; diagnosed UC March 2007 (prob. pancolitis; couldn't get scope all the way thru).
9-29-16: chronic and active proctosigmoiditis (infectious cause). Battled reoccuring campylobacter & c diff. Oct-Dec 2016. Remission since Dec. 25, 2016 until I started smoking again May 2018 after 9 yrs quit. Re-quit 5/10/19.Maintenance: Delzicol, 6, 2xday; Rowasa nightly.
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