Kim_a, I hope so too. At least my GI tries to help me because he's always been very helpful. I feel he really cares about his patients.
Something interesting happened to me when I was at the GI's office. The nurse practitioner told me to talk to my GI about my nutrition. The receptionists said some things that really got on my nerves. They told me to drink ensure like that's magically going to fix everything. I can't keep anything in me so ensure would come right out. Then they tried to tell me I could talk to my GI right before my EGD at the end of August. Yes because I would love to wait that long (yes that was sarcasm). I made it pretty obvious that I need to see my GI way before then. They also tried to tell me that I could talk to my GI at the follow up appointment to the EGD. That follow up appointment usually is a couple months after my EGD. Well unless there's something urgent, which means the follow up would be sooner. They also tried to tell me that my EGD is for talking about my nutrition. Nope, wrong again because EGD is to monitor my polyps and sometimes remove polyps. He always has biosposies done on the polyps and I can call his office to get the results. Well, anyways the whole time I was just thinking that it seems like they didn't want me to see me GI. I wanted to tell them to shut up and do their jobs. I bet they still have their colons. Even if they have j pouches what works for them might not work for me