His manner was indifferent and the solutions he offered to my condition, blinkered. Athough I expressed my wish to keep my womb, his opinion was that at my age, then 37, it should not be a major problem for me to have a hysterectomy, should the necessity arise. He did not suggest to me any possible alternative treatment for uterine fibroids. He did not offer the hope of treatment outside the scope of his own surgical area. His manner was unapproachable and completely self-centred.