Monday, October 13, 2014
We had our first appointment with the new Doctor today Dr. Bharamgoudar (pronounced Bar ram goo da) and she is getting things moving.
For a start she is getting my Husband an earlier appointment with the Pain Clinic as the medication for his pain needs reviewing and is recommending more acupuncture.
He has been told he can take Ibuprofen 2 hours after taking Co-codamol. He told her that the other Doctors said he could not do that, however she said it was fine to do so and would help him with his pain levels.
Then she saw me and as I have had a lot of acid reflux despite the medication for it, she asked when I last had a Gastroscopy done. I have never had one, she looked amazed and said that I should have had one years ago. I have had acid reflux for several years and have never had a Gastroscopy to find out what is going on. I sometimes have to double the dose to keep it under control and then reduce it again once it is under control again. She said that was fine but she wants to know why I get the acid reflux not just dish out pills that may be the wrong dose.
Then she asked when we last had our Cholesterol checked,we could not recall so she looked it up and was amazed as it was 2 years ago. We take Statins and should have yearly checks and a reminder sent out to us every year to make an appointment. The last time I asked the old Doctor for a check he said I could have one if I wanted to.
So things are moving, we have an appointment next Thursday for a cholesterol check and Colin is going to get another appointment at the pain clinic and I await my appointment for a Gastroscopy to be done.
At last we seem to be getting somewhere.