I went to meet a new doctor today. I was the first appointment of the morning and I didn't have to wait. He was on time and friendly. He noted that I had already seen a GI in my new home town and asked what had gone wrong. I told him the first one was such a big specialist that there didn't seem to be room on my health care team for me. He said that he was also a specialist and we would have to see if this would work. He grinned. He asked who it was and I told him the other doctors name. "Oh! He has an office right down the hall."
He took a history. Asked lots of questions and was impressed with some of the details that I could share. He told me it was okay that I adjusted my meds as I noticed changes but that I have to be careful this soon after such a major flare. He did not tell me that I should take more. He did not question that the meds were making all of my hair fall out. He gave me a book to take home and he had an open mind about probiotics.
He did not question my diagnosis or change it.
He did think it was important that he see exactly what is going on in there at this point so I am once again scheduled for a scope. And just to keep things interesting, this doctor prefers a different prep than my old doctor. I liked the old one. It was easy to use and palatable. This new one requires that I drink 4 liters of fluid. I don't know the name of it but I am sure that will be fun day. It won't happen until January.
All in all, this was a good first appointment. I will go back to see him again. Good news.