Miss Frodsham made me feel foolish and hysterical for wanting to have my very large fibroid treated. She didn't take my symptoms seriously at all. She seemed annoyed that I had educated myself into the types of treatment that were available to treat fibroids. When I enquired about embolisation, she told me that I was a poor candidate for it, that it was incredibly painful, and given the size of the fibroid would likely result in an infection. When I asked about a hysterectomy and the various kinds that were less invasive, she told me that my fibroid was too large. She wanted to just put me on Esmya to treat the fibroid. I needed to beg to have a hysterectomy. Literally beg. She finally agreed to put me on a waiting list, but that I would need to take 3 months of Esmya first to try and shrink the fibroid. Three months later, when I saw the gynaecologist for my pre-op assessment, he wanted me to have an MRI because he was concerned about the size of the fibroid, and prior to my having surgery, wanted to exclude any malignancy. He then offered me embolisation, which was the treatment I wanted in the first place. I am now dealing with waiting on the results of a hysteroscopy to rule out some sinister results that came up in the MRI. Fingers crossed all will be well. Even more egregious to her not listening, (and not starting necessary tests,) the letter she sent detailing our conversation to myself and my GP was sent over two months from when I saw her. I don't want her involved in any aspect of my care again, and sincerely hope that she is given some additional training.
Short link to review Miss Leila Frodsham: http://iwgc.net/eev3c