Saw second liver specialist yesterday. I wish everyone could have as caring and informative of a specialist as she is. She is at George Washington University Medical School, so for those of you in the UK unfortunatley it would be hard to see her. Anyway, there were some anomalies with my tests, the blood said AIH the biopsy PBC. So the second opinion is good plus she is also a pathologist. Anyway the best thing about Dr Latham is she listens and seems to treat me as someone with PBC not as a PBC with a patient attached to it, like so many doctors do. Also she is the first medical professional besides therapists wh has asked me how I was doing coping with this. Just her asking made a difference.
I don't know about you guys, but I sometimes feel as if the non-specialists think I am just a complainer because there are so many complaints. This brings up the age old question, (not not the one about the tree falling) the one about the hypochondriac;, are you a hypochondriac if you actually do have all these things wrong with you?