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Old 15th January 2008, 05:13 PM
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Mr Cole moved from QMC to Sheffield and now splits his time between the Northern General (where I had my surgery) and the Children's Hospital in Sheffield. He also has a website at: (still under revision at the moment)

where you can e-mail him to discuss your options. He's a very straight-talking, pleasant guy, I'm certain he wouldn't just fob you off.

I can understand your reluctance to be out-of-action for a while when it's your sporting activities that are helping to keep you sane, but I think you need to look at the bigger picture. Without treatment, a few years down the line you may be unable to carry on at the level you do now. Also, don't underestimate the impact that a negative self-image can have on your physical and mental well-being. I did, and I'm still astonished at the difference it has made to me.

You owe it to yourself to look into your options, it doesn't mean you have to choose the surgical route, even if it's offered.

Take care Mark.

Gilly xx
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