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Re: [IPk] lack of doctors etc

Great news, Helen .... if it is Dr. Brown at Lancaster/Kendal, he'll be
in his 50s by now, I guess!  But a great dr... partly because he's also
a type 1.

Best wishes,

(dm 30+, 508 1+, with Dr Brown in 1981-4)

In message <email @ redacted>, email @ redacted writes
>Hi Pat...
>Well, I did go to my GP's on Wednesday. Our GP's practice is very good and 
>have always gone out of their way to help with any problems, push through 
>appts etc. for the whole family (various problems). Anyhow, he was really 
>good and listened to all I had to say. He agreed with me on all counts and 
>said he would refer me to the next hospital from here, where there is a 
>consultant who can look at my case and decide what to do from there on. He 
>thinks, but only thinks, that this guy has had a patient on a pump before 
>now, so it may be that he can deal with all my questions. If not, he says 
>this guy can then refer me to another hospital, like Manchester if needs be 
>to be assessed. :-))
>Incidently, while I was there I mentioned some other problems I had been 
>having lately. I have Chronic fatigue Syndrome (but I have been sceptical 
>about this...symptoms match a mixed connective tissue disorder or lupus, but 
>in absence of a blood test showing weakened immune system the cons wouldn't 
>dx this),fybromyalgia, Ulcerative colitis, irritable bowel, reflux and am on 
>HRT due to a total hyst when I was 29 (severe endometriosis). Well, in a 
>nutshell, he thinks I now have gall bladder problems to add to everything 
>else! I am not overweight at all, have an excellent cholesterol reading (high 
>good cholesterol, low bad), but there is a family history of gall bladder 
>trouble and I am on oestrogen HRT, plus the bowel problems, so that increases 
>the risk. I have to go for a scan, but he is certain there is a problem as 
>all my symptoms (nausea, espec after eating, odd bowel disturbances, not 
>IB/colitis type, and pain and tenderness on exam under right ribs) point to 
>it. Also, he said he could actually feel my GB was inflamed! I have to wait 
>6wks for a scan then I don't know how long to see someone depending on the 
>results then who knows how long for any surgery needed.
>So that's it for now. I will report back whenever I get to see this guy 
>(forgot his name but he is based at Lancaster and Kendal hospitals. Thanks 
>again for all the help.
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Pat Reynolds
email @ redacted
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