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apparently there's nothing physically wrong with me.

which is news to me and the last four or so years of pain I've suffered.

A two month wait, then this. useless bastards.
5th Jun 2006, 12:43   | tags:

backwards lamb says:

so... you havent got anything wrong but it hurts? surly that means that there is something wrong?

5th Jun 2006, 12:47

Joe says:

10 stating the obvious points to BLamb...

That sucks Mat, can you request a second opinion?

5th Jun 2006, 12:49

FilbertFox says:

Poo! is all there is to say. Blumming doctors....

5th Jun 2006, 12:53

backwards lamb says:

i was clarifying, i think the second opinion thing i think is the way forward.

5th Jun 2006, 12:53

mat says:

this was the second opinion. the last consultant I saw nearly a year ago (that's how long it takes to get another appointment) had the same opinion.

I've got a physio appointment later today. At least she knows there's something wrong with me, and she's trying to help. She doesn't know what's wrong, that's why I was at the consultants.


5th Jun 2006, 12:54

backwards lamb says:

you have an ingma of a problem then

5th Jun 2006, 12:55

mat says:

The chap I saw this morning is embarking on a long and tortuous process that may lead me to see another doctor some time in August...

Or maybe not until October. Or 2007. Goodness only knows. Stupid NHS red tape

5th Jun 2006, 12:57

Joe says:

thats fucking shite....

*shakes fist*

5th Jun 2006, 13:02

beth says:

yes. bloody terrible

5th Jun 2006, 13:06

beth says:

i too have a hospital appointment today that's in a long line of appointments that took two steps back from where i thought i was a month ago. today the appointment i have is the appointment i thought i had in november, when i'd waited six months for that... all in all probably a year and a half's waiting, sometimes for a consultant who will see me for a maximum of two minutes.

5th Jun 2006, 13:10

paintist says:

I may be asking things you have already tried , but acupuncture, alternative therapies?.....and I am sorry that you have waited so long to hear such a ridiculous diagnosis.........

5th Jun 2006, 13:10

Twiglet says:

Just a suggestion Mat and tell me to piss off and mind my own business if you like but have you tried seeking out a doctor who has a special interest in or knowledge of your condition? It might mean travelling to another health authority or even, if funds permit, having the initial consultation privately. I don't really know why I'm saying this as I'm sure you have researched your options thoroughly via the internet. Good luck anyway, painful conditions are so very stressful as well as dibilitating.

5th Jun 2006, 13:14

seaneeboy says:

Uff. Frustrating.

5th Jun 2006, 13:19

Groovicron says:

My girlfriend has had to put up with similar stuff. Pains in her forearms and joints that at times have her in tears, her doctor doesn't have a clue, she waited months to see one type of specialist who couldn't find anything wrong and her GP won't send her on to anyone else as it would be admiting his first diagnosis is wrong and that might harm his reputation or some shite.

5th Jun 2006, 14:19

mat says:

Groov - sounds just like what I have. Please send her my best wishes, I know how horrible it can be...

Have just got back from acupuncture. Am all shaky, but it feels a bit better. My physio is lovely, and she really wants to help, but I don't think she has much of a clue about what's really happening, just how she might help it get better. Could be worse.

Swamprose - I give thanks for the welfare state nearly every day. If it wasn't for the stipend the government gives me, and the bit of money moblog brings in, I'd be screwed - becuase I'm in no state to do a normal job. I do want to work, really a lot, but I just can't do it.

5th Jun 2006, 15:17

Dhamaka says:

I'm sorry mat, it must be so frustrating and disheartening. You deserve better.

5th Jun 2006, 16:41

silar31 says:

Oh mat, I've SO been there, done that. Spent 13 years trying to get some doctor to admit that what was going on with me was not normal and needed fixed before I finally found one willing to do the exploratory surgery needed. I hope you find someone soon who can get you a proper diagnosis and treatment. Meanwhile can you use some sort of speech-to-text software, or is what you do too technical for that sort of thing?

5th Jun 2006, 18:16