Typical NHS

magenta
magenta Member Posts: 1,604
edited 1. Apr 2011, 17:45 in Living with Arthritis archive
Hiya,
I seen rhuemy late Nov 2010 about my MRI scan on jaw. He said it showed extensive and severe damage to the joints and he was sending an urgent referral letter to dental consultant and maxillofacial surgeon that I was to be seen immediately. Was told I would be seen before March-got my letter today from hospital to see maxfacial surgeon. August!!!!!!!! So annoying!
Magenta x

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  • tjt6768
    tjt6768 Member Posts: 12,170
    edited 30. Nov -1, 00:00
    I think these specialists live in a different time warp to us mere humans don't you?
    It does make me laugh when the specialists tell you it won't be long, but they really don't have a clue about waiting lists etc.. :roll:
    Could you maybe be asked to be put on a cancellations list? Worth a try??

    Best wishes with it :grin:
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  • magenta
    magenta Member Posts: 1,604
    edited 30. Nov -1, 00:00
    Hi Tony,
    Hope you are well? Yep, you're right.
    I'm going to call them tomorrow and tell them I'm willing to take cancelled appointments etc..but it annoys me that I have to do that-they should be giving me a better appointment.
    Anyway, rant over :smile:
    Eileen xxxx
  • julie47
    julie47 Member Posts: 6,142
    edited 30. Nov -1, 00:00
    Hi magenta

    Thats terrible when you were told march.
    It seems to happen on a regular basis doesn't it.
    I am waiting for an appointment to see surgeon again in may.....will my appointment be december then I wonder....hope not.

    Take care
    Juliepf x
  • constable
    constable Member Posts: 2,115
    edited 30. Nov -1, 00:00
    Hi there

    I do hope that they can get you a cancelation, it's bad that you have to wait for so long.

    Karen xx
    Karen xx
  • tjt6768
    tjt6768 Member Posts: 12,170
    edited 30. Nov -1, 00:00
    magenta wrote:
    Hi Tony,
    Hope you are well? Yep, you're right.
    I'm going to call them tomorrow and tell them I'm willing to take cancelled appointments etc..but it annoys me that I have to do that-they should be giving me a better appointment.
    Anyway, rant over :smile:
    Eileen xxxx

    I am not so bad today ta hun..
    I think the specialists should actually know about their waiting lists and actually have a real idea of what they are like...
    Best of luck anyway.. Let us know if you have any luck.

    :grin:
    e050.gifMe-Tony
    n035.gifRa-1996 -2013 RIP...
    k040.gif
    Cleo - 1996 to 2011. RIP
  • jilly
    jilly Member Posts: 503
    edited 30. Nov -1, 00:00
    Hi Eileen ,What a thing to do , leaving you worrying and in pain for all that time , you must be going out of your mind . I dont know how they can do this to people. Can you not ring and say how much pain you are in, or ask for a cancellation . The trouble is they can blame everything on cuts . Hope you can sort it out ...............jillyxx
  • magenta
    magenta Member Posts: 1,604
    edited 30. Nov -1, 00:00
    Hiya,
    I got good news today! I called hospital to ask about going on a cancellation list and noticed the letter said 'follow up appointment'. The receptionist was very nice and I was fully expecting to be told the usual cr*p but she said it all sounded odd. She phoned me back to say it was a mistake and I've been given an appointment with surgeon on the 18th April-happy!
    Magenta xx
  • tjt6768
    tjt6768 Member Posts: 12,170
    edited 30. Nov -1, 00:00
    That is much better news then eh?

    I am happy for ya mi dear
    :grin:
    e050.gifMe-Tony
    n035.gifRa-1996 -2013 RIP...
    k040.gif
    Cleo - 1996 to 2011. RIP
  • skezier
    skezier Member Posts: 12,150
    edited 30. Nov -1, 00:00
    Hi Eileen,

    Thank goodness for that! Not too long but long enough from where you started to wait from.

    I really hope they will actually help you and get things moving for you. Will be in your pocket and leaving you a ((((( ))))) Love Cris xx
  • magenta
    magenta Member Posts: 1,604
    edited 30. Nov -1, 00:00
    Thanks Tony, Lynn and Cris,
    Made a mistake-it's the 19th!! Lynn, I'll try to remember your birthday :wink:
    Hope you are all doing ok xxxxxxx