I have the issue of being in Wales and going to an English hospital. We have to wait much longer for everything as we are out of area. I have to wait 10 weeks for a mri scan and 10-12weeks for orthotic input for a wrist splint to be made. If we were in england we would wait 6 weeks. It is ridiculous that it is a postcode lottery. We had to go to this hospital as our local is useless and could not diagnose or treat us. My orthopaedic consultant retired and I was sent to see another one,he is a locum and is looking to move so put me for a scan it seems so he is not there when I go back. My old surgeon was prepared to operate again,he says it is not something he would want to repeat. I have asked to see a full time consultant but may have to end up going private(I can ill afford it) as it is not that easy to change even when I was not referred to that surgeon but mine left. At the moment I am lucky that my sons rheumy is being supportive and has agreed to him having a splint for his knee and has discussed pain relief.
Mum to son with hms,pain amplification,migraine,plantar fascitis,ibs.lactose intolerant,hayfever and numerous allergies. I have hms,arthritis,migraine,p.o.t.s,allergies,and others too numerous to mention. Acused of being mentally ill hence.....madmum.