Thank you for your comments. This particular doctor (GP) is not the one I have been seeing for my reflux. I am in the UK and attend an NHS practice which has about
7 doctors and it is not always possible to see the same one. It can be difficult, but not impossible to get continuity of care. However, the one who has been dealing with my reflux issues seems very thorough so far and compassionate, understanding that this is a very debilitating condition. So I will endeavour to have any future appointments with her and if she is not available for a week or so, I will wait to see her.
It must feel very encouraging to actually talk to someone who has had such a positive outcome from this type of surgery.
Is that surgeon anywhere around SE England and is he private or NHS? I'd love to see someone who was recommended.
Let us know how the barium swallow goes on the 22nd. I'm due to have my PH and Manometry on that day! .. so I'll be thinking of you.
By the way, I tried to get my email to you via the moderators, but I don't think even they have access to people's withheld email addresses. Perhaps that's strictly admin. My current address has my full name in it, so I am reluctant to put it on my profile. I would find it so helpful to communicate with you, so maybe we can find a way around this?
I agree with every sensible word you've written on this! Thank you for your encouraging words.
No-one wants to rush head first into surgery ... but it's so important when everything else is failing to control the miserable symptoms of this condition that there is at least some light at the end of the tunnel, even though that light may be major surgery.
I luckily enough see another doctor in the practice for this problem and she seems to have more of a handle on the problem. So I'll be avoiding the one who doesn't seem to 'get' it in future.
Thank you for your kind words! Yes, we do need to keep pushing and advocating for ourselves. It's tough when we feel so ill, but it has to be done.
I hope you have a less disappointing outcome to your next appointment. Take care now.
Yes agree, it's very clear that she herself has never dealt with GERD LOL!
JAMOSCA, having 24hr.PH & Manometry on the 22nd.
Post Edited (Noelle3) : 10/13/2013 6:28:56 AM (GMT-6)