So I've finally been referred to bsge centre as a new outpatient and I had my first appointment yesterday, so I didn't see my consultant which I know can happen sometimes so I saw a female who works under him. We went into a room just the two of us and she just asked me of my history with endo and how I am now etc I told her about how after my lap last June the pain is worse along with other symptoms headaches, fatigue etc.
She told me about how after surgery you can still have pain from nerve damage and inflammation that can mimic endo pain and if my bowel has been stretched and then i'm constipated (I struggle to go) then that will cause pain even when no more endo is present. But even when I tried to explain my other non pain related symptoms she just kept bringing it back to pain.
There has been many occasion where my pain has been So bad I considered to go to a&e but didn't because I didn't feel I was an emergency and went to the walk in instead and fatigue so bad I can't even move, I've never had it this bad! I'm not sure how that related to nerve/inflammation pain? But I could be wrong.
She then tells me they have to get in contact with my previous hospital to get all my details on previous surgeries. I would of thought they would of already had this? She said I need an MRI and that these things take time so they'll be seeing me in 2-3 months. And that was it, I was in here for 10 mins and then sent away.
Is this a normal first appointment to have as a new patient?