The penny dropped

I had an appointment with my GP yesterday. Whilst chatting where they ask the usual questions, he asked how is the rehab going? When I replied I have never had any or any medication or treatment or rehab in the last 2 1/2 years his face fell. I could just see him about to say "who should have arranged that" when he went a bit red and there was a flurry of activity on his keyboard. So have to see what he can sort out.

The only difference between this session and the others - it was an early appointment rather than one mid-morning or afternoon.

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  • Interesting huh... hope something positive will come out of this for you

  • Lol.... Well let us know how things come along.

  • I am sure I have mentioned this but finding out last year that I had had a life threatening Brain Injury in 1964 by the GP asking why I had never recieved any treatment after my injury knocked me for a six

    so I can imagine how you must be feeling

    hope you get the belated support I am receiving now

  • I don't remember you mentioning it ( :-) ) but that really is a long time to go without anything

    My GP was embarrassed because a number of the reports from specialists mentioned further actions but I guess he assumed someone else was responsible for arranging it.

  • You've mentioned it, and I'm still honestly shocked at the absurdity of it going unnoticed for so long.

  • Although I am getting treatment (Cognitive therapy) I am actually being to wonder if it is worth it after all this time

    at least i know why I had all the problems and I did not end up in the asylum (still chance lols)

  • Nice to know your GP is on the ball lol. I'm beginning to wonder whether the NHS is fit for service anymore. They're good at the big emergencies' but anything they can't see they struggle with. They can't prescribe much either as they're only first line, you have to get them to refer you to a specialist who has more options.

  • Thanks,

    The specialists had identified some follow up work like speech therapy that was outside their speciality but it had gone unnoticed / ignored

  • REMINDS ME OF WHEN I HAD THE ABI.REFFERED TOTHE NEURO AFTER I'D COLLAPSED ON THE FLOOR UNCONSCIOUS & HE SAID "WHEN DID YOU HAVE THE HAEMORRAHAGE?". WAS THE FIRST I'D HEARD OF IT EVEN THOUGH IT WAS NEARLY 2 YEARS AFTER THE EVENT.

  • If your GP was embarrassed it was no doubt his fault. My own GP is not the best either but I did get all the follow up care I needed.

  • i think i might be seeing the same GP!!! LOL

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