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Cortisone

lynnemarie1123lynnemarie1123 Posts: 295
edited 22. Dec 2015, 04:32 in Living with Arthritis archive
Merry Christmas X
:santa2:
You you are all well X

I've got a issue ! - I'm under a rhumy consultant who initiated a MRI scan X result of that passed me into pain consultant who suggested cortisone injections into my hip joints. Which is great.

The week after I saw my normal consultant discussed my issues etc - she suggested a slow release cortisone injection for my other joint issues. I said I didn't want it to effect my hip injection going ahead. Reassured it wouldn't and cortisone would be out of my system by then. ( this is first week in October). The week after this I got a phone call saying they had a cancellation - I explained I'd had a s/r injection- she said she'd pop me back on the list.

Not heard from anyone since - on Saturday the pain consultant secretary phoned me to tell me they were removing me from their list as id had a injection elsewhere !
( she thought I'd gone private) I explained the situation, she said she'd get back to me!

I'm so upset that they are removing me! I really don't want to go thru the whole process again!, if I'd have thought the s/r would jepadise the procedure I would never have agreed.

Why can't consultants speak to one another ? - what do you think will happen now ?

My s/r has worked but in can tell it's coming to the end of its life. I need to know there is a light at the end of the tunnel X

Looking forward to your replies. X

Comments

  • stickywicketstickywicket Posts: 25,993 ✭✭✭
    edited 30. Nov -1, 00:00
    Right hands and left hands not communicating? Were both consultants at the same hospital? If not, that could explain it. Personally, I'd get back to the Pain Clinic to chase it up.
    “There is always a well-known solution to every human problem - neat, plausible, and wrong.” H.L. Mencken
  • lynnemarie1123lynnemarie1123 Posts: 295
    edited 30. Nov -1, 00:00
    Yes same hospital ! Daft eh !!
    I'll chase first week in Jan if I haven't heard anything - want to give them chance to reply X

    I'm so upset with them :-(
  • stickywicketstickywicket Posts: 25,993 ✭✭✭
    edited 30. Nov -1, 00:00
    Personally I'd give the Pain Clinic a full week and then ring to check that you are at least still on their books. If someone says they'll get back to me I expect it to be in less than a week.
    “There is always a well-known solution to every human problem - neat, plausible, and wrong.” H.L. Mencken
  • dreamdaisydreamdaisy Posts: 31,567 ✭✭✭
    edited 30. Nov -1, 00:00
    No, it's not daft, it happens and little wonder it does; the number of patients that both must be dealing with is no doubt increasing and slips like this are bound to happen, and unluckily for you this was your turn - and very frustrating that is. I have reached the point where I am pleasantly surprised that what was promised would be done happens without too much intervention from me, I have learned to chase and keep everyone in the loop with me rather than them keeping me in their loop. I tend to have greater faith in the admin. if I'm involved because I am the one living with the reality of pain.

    I would ring everyone involved, don't give them time because now we're on the real run-up to Christmas; I agree with Sticky, ring the Pain Clinic sooner rather than later. DD
    Have you got the despatches? No, I always walk like this. Eddie Braben
  • lynnemarie1123lynnemarie1123 Posts: 295
    edited 30. Nov -1, 00:00
    Thanks guys X I'm going to ring on Monday - this gives them over a week. I'm going to phone my normal consultant and chase too ! Your right I need to be pro active rather than re active :-) X
  • stickywicketstickywicket Posts: 25,993 ✭✭✭
    edited 30. Nov -1, 00:00
    I think that's a good plan. Good luck with it.
    “There is always a well-known solution to every human problem - neat, plausible, and wrong.” H.L. Mencken
  • lynnemarie1123lynnemarie1123 Posts: 295
    edited 30. Nov -1, 00:00
    Update

    So I chased the hospital today. They'd wanted to take me off the list as I wasn't going to be dealt with within 3 month timescale !!! Uff :xmas_rolleyes:

    Basically because of government guidelines. However she's made me an app for 12th Jan ( which I can cope with) to re evaluate! His secretary said I wouldn't have been seen til then anyway ! :xmas_rolleyes:

    Then I phoned my normal consultant to chase my app with them. Went start of October and my supposed next app was 8 weeks ! Big fuss with rhumy secretary and then booking service who were both blaming each other! Was then phoned back to say I didn't need to be seen for 6 month following last app! ( slightly different from 8 weeks me thinks) so god knows what's going on!
    Fed up of hospitals! I'm going to look forward n try to enjoy Christmas with the help of my medications and alcohol ( for medicinal purposes obvs : X )
    My condition worsens over Xmas as I'm less active so everything stiffens :-(

    Wishing you all a very merry Christmas xx :santa2:
  • stickywicketstickywicket Posts: 25,993 ✭✭✭
    edited 30. Nov -1, 00:00
    Sorted then. After a fashion.

    'Less active over Christmas'? Come with me to my son's. PLEASE. I can help you :lol:
    “There is always a well-known solution to every human problem - neat, plausible, and wrong.” H.L. Mencken
  • lynnemarie1123lynnemarie1123 Posts: 295
    edited 30. Nov -1, 00:00
    Same hospital X I did chase with pain clinic X that's the one I'm now seeing on 12th Jan X
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