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    treeza
    Member

    Just seen GP to see possibility of having surgery via NHS route & although she said she was going to suggest surgery the last time I saw her & is right behind me having it she informed me it will take over a year!! So self funding it is! Seeing Chris Pring on Thurs so let’s see how if goes x I really can not wait over a year I need it done ASAP!

    #49787
    katy
    Member

    Hey hun

    That’s brilliant that she is supportive as it really helps post op to have a go that is behind you. Mine is fab and has been brilliant through the whole process. Just little things like getting your vitamins prescribed helps!
    I had the misfortune if seeing a different dr in the practice a week post op as mine was on holiday. She was absolutely awful and told me she would never have supported my application! I left in tears and refused to ever see her again!
    Good luck for Thursday m’dear. Let me know how you get on
    Love
    Katy xx

    #49789
    treeza
    Member

    Thanks Katy. She was great asked if I needed a letter of referral? Said if I needed anything to get in touch with her. Very reassuring to know she’s got my back! Some GP’s just don’t have a clue! I’m so excited about it all & can’t wait to see Chris on Thurs only 2 days to go!
    Thanks for everything Katy xxx

    #49784
    Doodah
    Keymaster

    Katy, I’m so sorry you had to go through that. I too have an excellent GP and boy does it make a difference.

    How dare that woman say that to you? Surely, even just trying to be a decent human being and saying nothing should have been her response.? She is entitled to her opinion but to be downright rude (when you have already had it done) is unforgivable and downright unprofessional. Honestly, some medical people need hauling into the 21st century by their braces/bra straps.

    You have saved the NHS thousands of pounds in future care. Ooh, I’m angry for you!!

    Doodah x

    #49785
    Doodah
    Keymaster

    @treeza 28451 wrote:

    Thanks Katy. She was great asked if I needed a letter of referral? Said if I needed anything to get in touch with her. Very reassuring to know she’s got my back! Some GP’s just don’t have a clue! I’m so excited about it all & can’t wait to see Chris on Thurs only 2 days to go!
    Thanks for everything Katy xxx

    So glad you have a decent GP. It makes such a difference to your sense of worth. Chris Pring is great. Really down to earth and so compassionate (as are all our surgeons) because it is all about the patient. Which is exactly as it should be 😉

    Doodah x

    #49788
    Whitey
    Member

    So glad to hear you have a supportive GP. I had a awful GP who even made me pay for a private appointment when I went on Lighterlife! I had to self fund because of this lack of support. I was lucky enough to be in a position to self fund but realise how hard it must be to fight for support from your GP as well as face the fight to get funding. Being a self funder gave me the choice of finding a good surgeon. All the research I did told me to find an experienced surgeon to reduce any risks. You are in good hands with Streamline so good luck with your op x

    #49786
    Doodah
    Keymaster

    Thank you for your positive words about Streamline. Of course, I am biased both professionally and personally! they saved my life and did it with compassion, skill and without judgement things that should be standard but often aren’t 🙁

    Doodah x

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