Hiya again. I went to the hospital a month ago for a test on my hands to rule out or confirm Carpal Tunnel. As my GP did not send the full request to the hospital as to why he wanted the test to be done this "surgeon" at the hospital kicked off and would not believe my words. In the end they found the letter from the Rheumatologist who suggested this test be done on the global NHS computer system. I think they put electrodes on my hands to measure the electricity or something like that. Anyway this Surgeon dictated his findings and said I have to come back to get this test done. I thought I was going to have actual test done that day. So now I have been waiting for this letter and an appointment date for this test. I called his secretary and they said they were behind by about a month, and a lot of other pathetic waffle. In the mean time my hands are getting worse.
My plan was to take the Wednesday off and only work 4 days a week. Sadly I am busier than ever and I totally forgot that the sun goes down earlier and earlier, hence reducing the hours I can work. So I only take off the odd Wednesday, and even work the odd Saturday, but not all day.
For those who do not know I am a self employed gardener. I thought if the weather gets colder I will get less busy, but it seems this is not the case. Most of my customers are elderly and/or disabled. And I have a hard time saying "NO".
I just need to have this test done so that I can take the results to BUPA and get the surgery done this winter. I only have limited cover on BUPA and they won't pay for everything. I think I need to call them as well and find out what I can do to speed this up. Been waiting 4 months now to get this test sorted.
I am still on my meds and feel they just want to fill you up with drugs and make you go away.