I just got a call today from my GP office, saying my Gp received the request to refer me to a sleep study, but the office said he wants to see me, and has booked a double appointment. Considering my last experience, I am now absolutely bricking it. Why does he need to see me first for a referral when my own rheumy has put in the request? What in the world does he need to know about it? I have a really horrible, sneaking suspicion it's going to be a conversation of how I actually don't NEED the referral, because if I just Stopped Being Fat it wouldn't be a problem, and he's just going to talk me out of it or be a roadblock. Gaaaah, I don't even want to go now, I'm upset. But I'm hoping I'm just misinterpreting everything.
Anyone else have to see a GP before a referral your specialist gave you? Because this seems really bizarre to me.