I have my first neuro appointment on Wednesday. I’ve opted to go private to see the same chap that I’d have to wait sixteen weeks to see on the NHS.
I wondered if anyone could let me know what to expect from this appointment please?
As I said, this is a private appointment. I won’t be able afford to see it through and have a lumbar puncture etc. privately. How does that work with being referred back into the NHS? I’m guessing the waiting list will be long for that? If the neuro would like me to have an MRI I can get a scan through a health cash plan that I pay into. Do you think they’ll be happy with that? It would certainly be my preference as I can access a wide bore scanner than way … I’ve had two failed MRIs (on something else) in the past and I know that I’ll panic and won’t be able to go through with a normal one.
Finally, any tips for the appointment? I’ve prepared a list of the symptoms that I’ve had over the last couple of years and I’ll take a printed copy of that so I can leave it with the neuro if he’d like it. Anything else?
Getting anxious now!