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Re: [IPk] RE: hands and feet...extra question



Ingrid
So so funny what you saying.

But over a year and a half ago I had to write to Dr Boucher for the same
reasons you have spoken of

Not seeing the same Dr.

18 years ago I lost a kidney and it was a year later I became a diabetic.

And because of diabetic now my other kidney is leaking and I needed to get
help to control my blood sugars as they were not great.

So I wrote a letter to Dr. Boucher telling him about me and telling him that
I never see the same Dr. and I got a litter back from him and an appointment
and I have been seeing him since.

SO PERSEVERE

Regards Donald

----- Original Message -----
From: Ingrid Morrow <email @ redacted>
To: <email @ redacted>
Sent: Tuesday, January 22, 2002 7:20 PM
Subject: Re: [IPk] RE: hands and feet...extra question


> Donald,
>
> it is great that someone at Mile End was able to put you on a pump.  Last
> time I went there I saw a registrar (can't remember his name sorry) but I
> wasn't overly impressed with his DM knowledge.
>
> Did you ask to be seen by Dr Boucher, or is it all just the luck of the
draw
> who you see on the day?
>
> I would love to have a particular specialist I see on a regular basis to
> enable me to build a constructive doctor/patient relationship (and yes I
do
> believe that is possible!) but I see someone different every single time I
> go, which makes continuity of care quite difficult.
>
> I am going to see my GP on Tuesday, hopefully she will refer to me to Prof
> Amiel and Kings', but if she doesn't I might see if I can see Dr Boucher
at
> Mile End.
>
> Thanks for the positive feedback about Mile End,
>
> Ingrid
>
>
> >From: "Donald O' Donnell" <email @ redacted>
> >Reply-To: email @ redacted
> >To: <email @ redacted>
> >Subject: Re: [IPk] RE: hands and feet...extra question
> >Date: Tue, 22 Jan 2002 18:21:13 -0000
> >
> >Hi Pat
> >My name is Donald and I am at Mile End under Dr.Boucher.
> >
> >I have been on the pump now for 7 months in fact I will be seeing him for
> >the first time this Thursday at 13:30 and it was he that helped me get on
> >to
> >the pump, my I point out not financially.
> >
> >Hope to see you one day there.
> >
> >Donald
> >
> >----- Original Message -----
> >From: Ingrid Morrow <email @ redacted>
> >To: <email @ redacted>
> >Sent: Tuesday, January 22, 2002 9:25 AM
> >Subject: Re: [IPk] RE: hands and feet...extra question
> >
> >
> > > Pat,
> > >
> > > I make the effort to see the "specialist" at Mile End Hospital, but
when
> >you
> > > come out of the appt with the "specialist" believing you know more
than
> >he
> > > does (ie Mile End does not have a single person on a pump, and the
> > > "specialist" had not even heard of Glargine, also even though my
morning
> >bgs
> > > are consistently unstable, he did not want to change my long acting
> >because
> > > it would stuff the rest of the dat up!), it does make you question the
> >worth
> > > of going to a GP (who, logic tells me, is going to know less than the
> > > "specialist" at the Diabetes clinic!).
> > >
> > > Anyway, I am hoping against hope that I will still be able to see the
GP
> >on
> > > Tuesday about my suspicious mole (really just for a fifth opinion (my
> >dad,
> > > my dad's surgeon, my (private) GP here, and the (private)
> >dermatologist),
> > > and for a referral to a decent "specialist" who will hopefully know
what
> >she
> > > is talking about!
> > >
> > >
> > >
> > > Cheers,
> > >
> > > Ingrid
> > >
> > > >From: Pat Reynolds <email @ redacted>
> > > >Reply-To: email @ redacted
> > > >To: email @ redacted
> > > >Subject: Re: [IPk] RE: hands and feet...extra question
> > > >Date: Mon, 21 Jan 2002 23:57:25 +0000
> > > >
> > > >Hi Ingrid,
> > > >
> > > >I used to feel exactly that way, Ingrid, and now I wish I _had_ gone
in
> > > >for the tests and useless advice, because at least I'd have more
> > > >information on how beneficial the pump has been.  Also, I guess,
should
> > > >my kidneys have started to fail, or something else they would have
> > > >picked it up.
> > > >
> > > >In fact, I'd have done the tests and said 'send me the results for my
> > > >records, and if there's any changes which you think I should be
making,
> > > >or extra treatment I should have, call me in, but if you are not able
> >to
> > > >make any recommendations other than 'relax, and carry on', let's not
> > > >waste our time by meeting'.
> > > >
> > > >Hindsight, however, is very different vision!
> > > >
> > > >Sooo... I'd apologise (never hurts) for missing the data collection
> > > >exercise on the 17th, and re-arrange it and the subsequent GP clinic.
> > > >
> > > >
> > > > >Why is it that so many of us who are out there trying to prevent
> >being
> > > >even
> > > > >more a burden on the health system than we already are getting into
> > > >trouble
> > > > >so much????
> > > >
> > > >I feel this is because diabetes is a condition which need holistic
> >long-
> > > >term, partnership-based treatment, but the NHS is set up to treat the
> > > >condition not the person, is more short-term than local government
> > > >(working to 12 month cycles rather than 4 year cycles), is not
'joined
> > > >up' to social benefits/losses and is inherently patricarchal, racist,
> > > >sexist (and ablitst).
> > > >
> > > >We get into trouble partly because we are pointing out that the
Emperor
> > > >has no clothes (or rather, that we understand that nudity has its
> >place,
> > > >and works for some people, it's just that we'd rather the Emperor, in
> > > >our house, put on a pair of trousers).
> > > >
> > > >Finally, do you have a duvet?  I find duvets are such nice things for
> > > >going and screaming into, on occasions.
> > > >
> > > >With best wishes,
> > > >
> > > >Pat
> > > >(who is planning to die in 3085: that way, I can just about finish
all
> > > >currently planned projects)
> > > >--
> > > >Pat Reynolds
> > > >email @ redacted
> > > >    "It might look a bit messy now, but just you come back in 500
years
> > > >time"
> > > >    (T. Pratchett)
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