Had x rays end of June, a GP thought problem with femur, knee badly twisted. Had x rays, radiologist said ‘you have a lump, expect you will need a scan’.
Phoned surgery for results, arthritis in knee, hip and base of spine’, I asked ‘and the lump ? ‘, ‘ what lump ? There is no lump you have been referred to the physiotherapy dept,
Waited , then phoned physiotherapy dept, I hadn’t been referred to them, they phoned surgery, error, and I had been referred to a consultant.
Had appointment with consultant, am dependant on MIND staff to take me, had to cancel appointment because it was World Mental Health Day so staff too busy,
Physiotherapy dept sent a community physiotherapist to see me. She gave me lots of exercises to do, I did say I would like to speak to the consultant first because the surgery did seem
more confused than me, and I want to know exactly what the problem is,
No, do the exercises and try walking without the trolley, (I use a two tier trolley to get around the house ), I am very fearful
of falling . I have an emergency alarm button but because I haven’t anyone to be my key holder if I press the alarm button
they will send an ambulance or if not available a police car ,
I have agoraphobia and the thought of being carted off to a hospital A & E , 20 miles away, sitting there alone for hours terrifies me,
I have been waiting since Spring for a hand rail to be fitted down garden path so I can walk outside.
I now want to ignore the physiotherapist, the exercises are so
painful, I will cope with the pain if I knew exactly what the x Ray results were.
Not having a key holder adds to my worries.
Am I being stupid ?
Advice please - caught in the middle
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