Hello each, I was sent for a Barium swallow test at St Thomas' London in February 2017 and have still to be sent a follow-up appointment with the consultant who ordered the scan. I have contacted the ENT department on three occasions in the past month as they say the hospital has not yet forwarded the scan images despite them being taken seven months ago.
I have incidents of waking during the night with mouthful's of acidic vomit which I invariably swallow. The following morning I'm left with an incredibly sore throat and coughing from irritated lungs and trachea. I'm increasingly concerned that one night I'll aspirate a large quantity of acidic stomach contents and end up dead from asphyxiation. I'm not a drinker, nor do I take recreational drugs; if I were a substance abuser I'm sure that I'd be dead by now.
I have asked the ENT dept if I can chase up my Barium scans via the phone, but they say that St Thomas' staff would not be able to speak with me regarding medical matters due to breaches of confidence.
My GP appears to have been unhelpful as my requests for her to chase St Thomas' for my results have come to nought.
I'm at a loss as to whom I can contact to effect a line of communication whereby I can have the ENT consultant discuss my results and course of action to take.