I was referred back to the Fibro Consultant at Bath Rheumatic Diseases hospital by my previous Gp (I've moved now) because my pain was so bad. I thought that I'd be waiting months, but it was remarkably quick. The doctor was nice but not a lot of help, but he did refer me back to the coping skills course. Last week I had an assessment, but as I thought, there wasn't much point in me doing the course again. But the physio put me forward for at least 2 sessions of hydro pool (lovely & warm) he also said that since my gp isn't very helpful, he'd rush a referral through for me to see the OT at the hospital. Help at last!
I expected another long drawn out wait but I was offered my 1st hydro this week & I've got my OT appointment next week!
I'm not holding my breath as I've had my hopes raised too many times, but at least I've got my appointments.
If anyone gets offered the chance of using the hydrotherapy pool, take it. Even though I'm a non swimmer, I found it to be so helpful. I can't wait! The only problem is that I've got to take an hour on the bus, followed by a 15 minute uphill walk to get there.And the same to go home - rather defeats the object really.