Soooooo frustrated i could scream, cry & generally need a straight jacket i'm so cross with my consultant!
After 3 months of my work chasing my cons for a medical report he has sent one to them and its complete rubbish (not just my opinion, my HR officer said 'its useless to us and utter rubbish').
In it he states that i don't have asthma (i've had asthma my entire life form a tiny toddler), that i have VCD even though an ENT (top guy in our PCT and as per my respiratory nurse 'knows his stuff and is highly respected') cons categoracally stated that i do not have it.
He also states that although i am very ill during an attack, my peak flow returns to normal within 24 hrs and there is no reason why i should be missing work (utter, utter lies as thankfully well documented by my gp and resp nurse and seen many times by my work that i am extremely sob, coughing and exhausted from days and days of pf at around the 200 mark). Yes, my pf does return to almost normal following nebs, mag sulph, adrenalin etc but only for about 3-5 hours after my attack has finished then i'm massively down on my pf again for days.
I wouldn't mind but at one point he saw me and when i walked in to the room he said ' i could hear you coughing and wheezing through the wall'!
On top of that he's said that i'm only on brochodilators and have had no ill effects from meds.....erm, what about the 9 months of steroids with all the horrible side effects and muscle issues then?!?! Again all documented and discussed with gp, resp nurse and him!
As the icing on the cake he has stated that i should be put on anti-depressants and see a phsychiatrist. Now if i WAS depressed or suffering anxiety i'd have no probs asking for help but i'm not so how dare he make a decision like that without discussing it with me?!
Thank goodness my work know me so well and know its twaddle.
I rang the cons secretary to discuss it and he's refussing to change anything and told me to seek a second opinion. When i pointed out the errors all she could say was 'oh'. I told her if he needs to speak to my gp or resp nurse i don't care but he needs to change the incorrect info as i refuse to have that on my files.
I saw my gp this afternoon and he's thankfully totally backing me re the peak flow, side effects from steroids and no depression and my respiratory nurse is compiling a seperate report for me as well for my work.
My gp has referred me to see another cons through my private medical ins with work so i won't have to see this cons again but how dare he?!
I'm so sorry to rant but i just can't believe this cons. My resp nurses have never had a good word to say about him and now i know why!!
Thanks for reading.
Rant over honest!!!!