"Amazing specialist nurse for my Crohn's disease"

About: University Hospital Of North Tees / Gastroenterology

(as the patient),

Following diagnosis of Crohns Disease one year ago I've had two surgical procedures, numerous investigations, a variety of different medications and more visits to GP's and Consultants than I can count.

I was introduced to a Specialist Bowel Nurse and for the first time I felt understood and I felt listened to. I often keep a lot of by problems/concerns to myself and 'get on with it' - as that's the problem with having a 'hidden illness' - a lot of the time you look fine, even when you feel absolutely rubbish.

The nurse listened to me, comforted me, offered advice. She didn't just reel off medical jargon, she took the time to discuss how my illness can affect other areas of my life such as work and my mental health.

She was amazing.

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Response from University Hospital Of North Tees

We are glad to hear that you are pleased with the support you received from one of our specialist bowel nurses. We hope that the advice you have received has made a positive impact within your life and wish you well for the future. Thank you for taking the time to write a review at NHS Choices.

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