I thought I’d post something positive and to lighten the mood. Most of you who’ve read or had me reply will know I work for the NHS and have had some difficulties with my neuro and am seeking a second opinion. It really made me for rather negative about the NHS and I guess question whether people are helping or at least helping enough.
Anyway one of the consultants who I work for knew about my first episodes of symptoms and it was him who recommended my first neuro who I haven’t got on well with. Anyway yesterday I explained everything that had happened and where I was at with my symptoms.
He was very shocked and very supportive and said he could see where I was coming from and perhaps the neuro was viewing me as a paranoid healthcare work/ little girl when that isn’t the best approach. He was very sweet and said he believed what I was telling him (he knows I’m a rational logical person) and he said he’d make phone calls or speak to however was required if I needed help. Though I haven’t taken him up on ringing (I’ve completely lost faith in my first neuro so I don’t want to go there) It was very nice of him. I’m hopefully going to with his help get a copy of my MRI and I can get the other tests myself so I’m ready for my second opinion.
So, there are some bad apples (maybe neuro’s in particular are worse) but they’re not all bad. After all how many consultant’s would take the time out to listen to a member of staff about ehir problems or offer to help?