Ever feel that sometimes you are the tree and other times the dog!
Had appointment with the consultant. Whoopee I thought as the doctor saw me 20 minutes early and my letter said I had a 1 hour appointment. Went in to discover the consultant had no notes, no referral letter. No problem I said and whipped out my brief list. He latched on to the fact that I had an unsuccessful operation for carpal tunnel in 1987. Dismissed bladder problems with “what do you expect, you have had children”. Yes last one in 1987 and bladder problems recent. Dismissed mobility problems, chiropractors opinion, and has referred me to another hospital for carpal tunnel test. Told me to have another blood test although the vitamin D and B12 were very low last month when GP did it and they would probably be the same as it takes 3 months to show any improvement. Told me to go downstairs and make another appointment. I went downstairs queued and asked for another appointment to be told they would write to me. Why if I am there do they need to write and waste paper, envelope and postage charges. Consultation over in less than 10 minutes. I have waited so long for this appointment, taken time off work and am still no further forward really. Do I return to my GP or wait for the next thrilling instalment with this consultant.