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(If you click on my profile it will allow you to familiarise yourself with my situation by reading my past posts)
Long story short for the week
- first outpatients appointment on Tuesday.Lovely Dr who explained everything and what the time line will be. He also answered my many questions. He sent me for urgent blood tests straight away and said once they were back, then I would be having a scan.
-Thursday a call from the MRI scan clinic asking could I come in the next day. I jumped at the chance.
-Saturday (today) contemplated going to A&E as been in pain for a week and the outpatients Dr said if there was no improvement in the next couple of days then to do so. I decided not to as the thought of sitting there for 3-4 hours was far worse than any pain. Instead I've decided to give my GP a nudge on Monday.
This week I have cried thanks to the pain I've had when simply breathing never mind moving. I've had another week off work so that's another month of cutting back.
This week I've woken myself up in the night because I've been sweating that much, it looks like someone's poured a watering can over me.
This week I've felt nauseous and vomited as a side effect of the pain killers I've taken (restricted myself to only taking them at night in the hope they'll make sleeping easier )
This week I took myself to work,despite the pain,because my equal made me feel guilty being off. I lasted 10 minutes before I had to leave,crying thanks to a minuscule task aggravating the pain.
I know there is a light somewhere at the end of this tunnel and I'm hoping it's sooner rather than later.
So far the NHS has made me feel humble by their care. *note I do say so far! The only negatives so far,have been a mistake diagnosis by the nurse at my GP'surgery and the outpatients cancelling my appointment twice since my initial referral.Some may say there is no need for any negatives and on one hand I agree and I'm still contemplating making a formal complaint at my surgery, but given the bad press about waiting times etc then I'm rather impressed(so far!) with my local NHS.
My journey shall continue for many weeks and hopefully not months.
Feel free to comment and share your experiences as that's what this forum is about -sharing and caring.
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