For May and June we would like to invite you to share your story of the first rheumatology appointment you had.
Receiving an initial referral from your GP to see a rheumatologist can be rather unnerving, especially during such an uncertain time when various possible diagnoses are being considered and you are trying to learn as much as possible about conditions you may never have heard of before.
For this reason, we'd like to share some first time experiences of seeing a rheumatologist to give a better idea to those that have yet to be referred of what they are likely to face. If you are able, please take the time to share your feelings prior to and after the consultation, any tests that were done and the next steps that were discussed with you. Please also send us a photo of yourself along with your story. Please send your story and photo to firstname.lastname@example.org
We'll aim to post one or two stories a month (depending on how many we receive).