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Hi everyone, Daisymoo and Trulyfedup.
To cut a long story short i had two microdiscectomies in 2008,(at private hosp under nhs) and ongoing problems with sciatica down my right leg, my consultant left the nhs so now I have been refered to another nhs hospital. I had an epidural spinal injection June 2010 unsuccessful, at another private hosp (due to no NHS spinal service at my local hosp)
I get to the appointment this week and when I get to this hospital in London, my consultant has hardly any info about my medical history, no Mri Scan details sent to him I am so fed up! I have now contacted my original local hosp and asked them to look into why my info has not been sent to new hospital, i have been mucked about for 6 years, delays of months waiting in pain for appointments and now looks like scar tissue is cause of ongoing pain, treatment options look like, op to clear up scar tissue, a nerve block or pain management.
On more than one occasion I have had to have help from Pals nhs to get some help waiting too long for mri and treatment and appointments etc.
Now I am forced to wait another two months (it would have been 3 had I not persisted in persuading the receptionist saying i need to be seen sooner and due to local hosp not passing notes to new doc at new hosp.
What is the matter with this country! I haven't been able to work for 2 years, the government complains people are on incapacity benefits and try to get them off, I want to work , I don't want to be stuck at home with ongoing leg pain, I have had physio, osteo, tens, exercise on prescription at my request through my gp.
I have contacted my local hospital and asked them to get my records, mri and notes sent urgently to this new hospital so that on my next appointment I can hopefully get some help and get my life back, I know there are no guarantees in life and that back pain happens to many people.
I hope that one day this country sorts out the way back sufferers are treated and takes them seriously, just reading most of the posts of others on here, indicate that people are waiting too long, not being listened to and being fobbed off and when i mention minimally invasive laser spinal surgery to doctors why are they so dismissive, maybe it carries risks but so does all surgery/treatments. Years ago laser eye surgery was unheard of but now it is available (although I guess it may carry risks also).
Anyway I will not give up!!! I will keep on and on till I get the help I need.
Trulyfed up how are you and Daisymoo?
Take care everyone ever hopeful, MB calibra (i refuse to give up)!!
(the Hymn Fight The Good Fight comes to mind) :0)
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