I will appologise for this rant even before I write it, so you have been warned before you read any further.
Just had an appt at the hosp with, what I thought was, my endo only to find when I got there that I was placed with another endo and to say she was totally and utterly useless would be an understatement.
The appt did not start well with her FOUR attempts at writting down my new dosage of T4. She was supposed to be writting 112.5, first she wrote 125 "no, I said 112.5" then she wrote 122.5, "no, one, one two point five" to which she then wrote 152.5 and by this time I was starting to wonder what the hell I was sitting in front of. She finally got it right on the fourth attempt and looked pleased with herself for doing so.
I then asked about the calcium/creatine urine test I had had done a few months ago and this is how the converstation went.
Her: Yes everythings normal.
Me: Sorry I dont do "normal" can I have some actual figures please.
Her: Both your calcium and creatine were in range.
Me: Can I see (she then swung the screen around for me to see)
Me: That creatine result is only just above the bottom of the range.
Her: Yes but it is still in range.
Me: What are the other two results highlighted in red and marked abnormal thst re way below the ranges.
Her: O we dont take any notice of those.
To say I was getting angry is an understatement. I have heard many times on here about endo's like this one but, thank god, had never actually met one before. The Calcium/creatine ratio test was a test for Paget's disease, which can be traced back at least four generation in my family but this endo decided to tell me that there is no family connection with Paget's and it was "viral". I cant even print on here my answer to her at this point but she could definately tell I was getting very upset.
I thought I would move on to the next subject of my low iron and its link with thyroid illness only to be told "there is no link between thyroid illness and low iron" to which I replied "next you'll be telling me there is no link between thyroid illness and low B12 or VitD" to which she replied "no there isn't"
I stood up, telling her that this was an absolute waste of time and I will be sending her articles from the BMJ that I think she should read regarding the link between all the above and thyroid illness, and then I stormed out.
Next I made my way over to the reception area and demanded to know WHY I had been seen by such a useless, incompetent endo who didn't know her thyroid from her kneecap and the reply made me even more angry. It was all down to who the RECEPTIONIST allocated you to. I was out of pocket by £50 in wages, fuel and parking money, had been sat in front of, what has to be, one of the most useless endo I am ever likely to meet and all because a receptionist decided this was who I should see. It was quickly added to my notes that, in future, I was to see my original doctor only and noted how displeased I was with the way the consultation had gone.
Displeased was a bit of an understatement as my temper had flared that much that the recpetionist asked if I was o.k. to drive home. To my suprise the endo then came out to reception and asked if I wanted to see my original doctor but I was so angry by this time that I gave her such a glare that she backed away and I stormed out before I got myself thrown off of the premises.
The only good think to come out of this appt was that I TOLD HER what tests needed to be done, and she actually ordered every single one of them.
I will be writing to my original endo tomorrow to ask for a copy of my creatin/calcium ratio test to be sent to both myself and my GP as his collegues attitude to my abnormal results is unsatisfactory and I will be seeking a proper explination from my own GP. I will also be putting lots more in the letter for him to digest along with the possibility that a formal complaint will more than likely be heading his way.
Now I understand what people on here are on about when they speak of awful treatment from endos but unfortunately for this particular endo she picked the wrong one with me.