Hi folks. I expect several of you will remember my tale of woe recently when I said that my GP wanted to know why I wished to be referred to a Rheumatologist. I have GCA and lost the sight in my left eye 2009. However in January when I saw my Haematologist (I also have Essential Thrombocythaemia) I asked about my GCA and she admitted that she knew very little about it and referred me immediately to a Rheumatologist. When I phoned yesterday to follow up the referal I wasn't even on the waiting list. Fed up with trying to cope with what I can only assume is a relapse in my GCA I phoned Dr Hughes' secretary early this morning and made an appointment for next Monday morning at 9 am. I have heard so many good things about Dr Hughes so I am feeling very optimistic about my visit. I will give an update next week.