Thread: Grateful that my uro is so nice
09-16-2004, 04:43 AM #1
Grateful that my uro is so nice
I'm so grateful that my main uro (Dr. F.) is so nice and pleasant. He really seems to understand how hard it is to have a disease that is chronic and incurable, and doesn't sugar-coat things, he tells me what the odds are of success with various meds, etc. He admits that there are things they don't know yet about IC. He isn't at all stuck up or condescending or uncaring or anything that I've seen in other doctors sometimes. He's very easy to talk to about anything and really seems to care.
I wish we could all have such good doctors.
09-16-2004, 09:50 AM #2
I am glad you have a caring and understanding Dr. I too have one It's nice to be able to say and mean it.. that your dr really dose care and understand...
Brat'The will of God will never take you where the Grace of God will not protect you.'
09-16-2004, 10:34 AM #3
I'm with Cinday~we have a GREAT uroteri
Courage does not always roar. Sometimes, it is the quiet voice at the end of the day saying, "I will try again tomorrow".
09-16-2004, 11:23 AM #4
Hi gals, I am also very lucky to have a really great uro, who certainly understands and even commented it must really be miserable to have to live 24/ 7 with IC. I also have a wonderful Nurse Practitioner who takes care of me, and checks on me every two months, she is so compassionate and has become a good friend. I consider myself blessed to have two such wonderful health care providers in my life with IC, Iris. :thumbsup:Today and every day you are loved, so don't be anxious about tomorrow, God will take care of you tomorrow; Live one day at a time.
09-16-2004, 11:25 AM #5
I have a nice and caring doctor... He's educated about IC... I love my doc and the nurse.... They are real sweet people and so are the people in the office. by the way glad you have yourself a nice doc.Angela aka sleepyangel30
09-16-2004, 12:34 PM #6
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I third Brat and Teri!
09-16-2004, 02:41 PM #7
Thank you, you guys! I'm so glad so many of us have found a ray of sunshine in this illness! It's so important to have a healthcare provider who really does care. It gives us hope, makes us feel less alone. I say hurrah for the blessings in our lives we do have!
09-17-2004, 02:01 AM #8
I also have an extremely caring, sweet uro. She's great! There are some out there, girls****
*Diagnosed with severe IC in 2004
*Also diagnosed with PFD, fibromyalgia, chronic myofascial pain, IBS, migraines, allergies/asthma, dermatographism
*Kept trying a million different treatments for all these things until I found what works, and I am doing okay these days with the help of a cocktail of medications and the InterStim, which was first placed in 2007. [I have had 2 revisions - one in 2010 when my battery died and had to be replaced, and one complete replacement (lead and generator) in 2012 after a fall on my stairs caused my lead to move.]
*Current meds include Atarax (50mg at night), Lyrica (150mg twice a day), Xanax (0.5mg at night and as needed), Zanaflex (4mg at night), hydrocodone (10/325, every 6 hours as needed), Advair, Nasonex, Singulair (10mg at night), oral contraceptives, home instills containing Elmiron and Marcaine (as often as I need to do them).
**I am not a medical authority nor do I offer definitive medical advice. I strongly encourage you to discuss your medical treatment with your personal medical care provider. Only they can, and should, give medical recommendations to you.
09-17-2004, 02:15 AM #9
I 4th Brat, Teri and Amanda. Dr. Peters is wonderful!!!All my best,
09-17-2004, 02:21 AM #10
I also have a great doctor.
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I am not a medical authority nor do I offer medical advice. In all cases, I strongly encourage you to discuss your medical treatment with your personal medical care provider. Only they can, and should, give medical recommendations to you.
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09-17-2004, 05:01 AM #11
Thank you guys, it's good to know that there are good docs out there! Sometimes it's frustrating to have a disease that not everything is known about yet, but it helps to have compassionate caregivers for sure!
09-17-2004, 05:11 AM #12
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Maybe we should start a section that posts on the true gems out there. I'm not sure if it is allowed but I thought we could mention names and info on good posts. we could even have a Health care provider of the week spotlight idea. Then forward those post to the winner as well as someone higher up...Say their CEO of the hospital, head of their practice, boss or even more national like medical asssociation, or kidney organization etc. Everyone is so gung ho to "write up" or report bad service. By targeting good we can thank them as well as show the "bad" ones what is needed and good examples to follow. Some people don't even realize the small things they do that make them special even if it is just reassurance or litening when we whine.TTFN Kimbamor
In our lives, we only meet a few people who will ever really touch us. To let even one get away is a waste you'll regret forever (Alicia Scott).
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