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Hello. Hope you've had good weekend.
I have got my appt to see Dr Edwards at London Lupus centre in a couple of weeks. I'm just wondering how long appts last so I can work out what train times I need to book and whether it's worth sleeping over. If so I'll need to arrange care for my daughter or let school know that she'll be off school.
Also, what is Dr Edwards like?
I hope he can work out what is going on.

Thank you.
 

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Hi,

Cant tell you how long appt will take!

Its best to give them a call to find out!

Take care and good luck with it!
 

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I would allow up to an hour for a first appointment. Dr. Edwards is lovely, young ish, very Gentlemanly, a lot like Prof. Hughes. I saw him myself a few weeks ago and nothing was too much trouble for him. Also he is not at all posh or snobby you will be very comfortable with him.
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purplesnowflake;537494 said:
Hello. Hope you've had good weekend.
I have got my appt to see Dr Edwards at London Lupus centre in a couple of weeks. I'm just wondering how long appts last so I can work out what train times I need to book and whether it's worth sleeping over. If so I'll need to arrange care for my daughter or let school know that she'll be off school.
Also, what is Dr Edwards like?
I hope he can work out what is going on.

Thank you.
My initial consultation/examination with Dr D'Cruz took about an hour, allowing for registration, blood/urine tests and blood pressure/weight checks with the nurse. Obviously I can't vouch for Dr Edwards, however, everyone I have come into contact with at the LLC has been very friendly, most helpful and very sympathetic.

Hope it goes well! :)
 

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Hiya, I was at the London Bridge Lupus Centre last November, first appointment was under an hour, allow an hour though. They were running a little late when I went... saw Dr Kaul, another of the team! Hope they help give you some answers.
Claire X
 

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purplesnowflake,
I do not know the answers to your questions as I live in the states. I would like to say if at all possible go ahead and plan on staying over. I only say this because they can take there time with tests and exams and you will not be worried if you will make your train or make it home. It might be a nice time for you and your daughter if she were to go. It might also take some of the pressure of the appointment off you if you aren't hurrying. It is just a thought, I hope it helps.
 

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Hi Purplesnowflake,

I just wanted to wish you luck:fingers: You have been threw so much and I hope you get some answers and you get to feeling better soon.:)

Love,
Lyn
 

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Good luck from me too :thumbs: :luck:

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Lily
 

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Hi Purplesnowflake,

If pre-booking transport at specific times your should make sure you give yourself plenty of leaway in case of clinc times over running! Perhaps you can have an opening return time!

Not to say this will happen to you at your appointment, but I've had to wait 3 hours before I saw specialist for one appointment (not at London Lupus Centre though).
 

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Thank you for advice. I've booked tickets for the train for myself and husband. We will go down on Wed and come back up on Thursday. We will stay over at my mum in laws who lives in Surrey. My aunt is looking after my daughter, dogs and hedgehogs. I do nt think she knows what she is letting herself in for.
I'll let you know how I get on.

Hope you all ok
 

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Good luck with your appointment. Since you are staying over it sounds like a nice dinner out might be in order.

Take care,
Lazylegs
 
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