Well the day I long awaited for came. After seeing my GP she referred me to the local hospital who apparently 'specialised' in Fibro.....so arrived early for appointment at 8:20 (appointment at 9) hoping to get a cuppa beforehand...no chance woman behind the counter couldn't sprt out the hot water. So trundled down to the main cafe which wasn't open until 9!! o.k so didn't raise to the bait I was going to be helped by this 'specialist'. 9am came and went as did 9:30am, now call me old fashioned but if a clinic starts at 9am then close to the time would be good to be seen. Finally at 9:55am after seizing up on their very uncomfortable chairs off to see this demi god of a specialist. 20mins later..guess what???? I have fibromyalgia.....so tell me something I didn't know...oh yes...self help is the way forward. Know your pain/limitations and act accordingly. No miracle cure, keep up with the same painkillers etc........OVER 2 HOURS IN THAT HOSPITAL TO FIND OUT I HAVE FIBRO......OH SORRY SHE DID GIVE ME A LEAFLET.....Apparently its all down to stress..............WELL GUESS WHAT IF IT IS YOU AREN'T HELPING DOC !!!!!
So the result of today I know exactly the same as I did over 10 years ago when I was first diagnosed......Dr's haven't got a clue what causes it, what helps it and how to deal with patients with it...I am livid. In future they can keep their leaflets and leave me alone...
Sorry for being grumpy but if my hands didn't hurt so much I would punch something.