Hi, I’m Carol and looking for my perfect hip......oops wrong website😂
Well at least I still have a sense of humour. If I don’t keep laughing I’ll cry a lot and more.
i have avoided talking about my pain to anyone, although my move to morphine, for pain relief, has made me realise that I need to talk about how this disease is wearing me down. After my knee replacement in 2018 I was looking forward to leading a normal life again. Just 12 months later my hip started to hurt. GP was as helpful as a chocolate fire guard and his response was as dismissive as when my knee pain started. In short if I hadn’t threatened to complain on both occasions that I was diagnosed with osteoarthritis, I would be still waiting for help. When eventually I was referred and seen by consultants they immediately put me in for surgery for my knee in 2018 and now my hip in 2020. My surgeon wrote a letter to my GP stating the severity of my arthritis that they hadn’t even read when I contacted them for pain relief. They listen now though! I make sure of it.
Has anyone else had a similar experience with their GP?
I have edited your post as naming a doctor or surgeon is not allowed on this forum.