I’m just having a moan (again), but I’m so frustrated and in limbo, I can’t help how I’m feeling!
So I had a letter through at the end of July to say I had an appointment for an MRI scan on 7th September. Now, I’d been for an MRI a few weeks prior but I couldn’t lie still because I was in a lot of pain 🙈 so I pressed the button for them to release me.
As you can imagine, my scan pictures were blurred because of my movement and so the consultant couldn’t get a clear picture.
He said they would book another MRI for me, but only after I’d had a pain relief and cortisone injection, so I’d feel a lot more comfortable and not be in as much pain whilst lying there.
When I received this letter, it said I would have a contrast agent injected into the affected area and then I would be taken for an MRI scan. Nothing on the letter mentioned anything about having a pain relief or a cortisone injection beforehand, so I rang the MRI department for more information, the lady on the phone said
“Yes I think it would be a pain relief and cortisone injection”, but she didn’t fill me with confidence. So I rang the consultants secretary to ask her, she said she’d talk to the consultant and get back to me.
The following day she rang me back and said it would “Probably” be the cortisone injection first (again, not really filling me with confidence).
So I organised to have a day off work, have my son picked up from school etc
Two days before my appointment, the MRI department rang me and asked me to confirm I would attend the appointment, I replied “Yes”, but I asked the lady on the phone if she could tell me it was a cortisone shot I was going to have.
”No love, it’s a dye that will be injected to give a clearer picture on the MRI” 🤦♀️
So I had to cancel the appointment!!! 🙄 Now I’ve got to wait again for the cortisone injection!!! Sooooooo annoyed!!!! X
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