I have just had my latest follow up neurology appointment which I found very disappointing! It was 8 months I last saw this Consultant, uring which time I had had some very frightening symptoms, eg a bang in my head which felt like an explosion!
I also had a list of other things I wanted advice on.
However, on arrival we were told we would be seeing a Registrar and not him. I was a bit upset about this as my letter had said we had an appointment with the Consultant and didn't mention "or a member of his team" which is usually mentioned in this case so we held out for the Consultant who was running half an hour late.
When we finally did get in, he was quiet and withdrawn and his body language clearly said that he w anted it over as quickly as possible he was tired! We were the last appointment so I decided to bring it out in the open and said "I have a list but I can see that you are tired so will go through it as quickly as possible". He muttered it was OK. But when I did get going with my list, he merely wrote it down in my file and didn't talk to me AT ALL about it!
I was getting worried he wasn't going to help me with the main thing which was a very difficult wearing off period regularly at about 2.00 pm which effectively means that I can't usually be out at that time so interferes with all afternoons. He suggested two things, one that I move part of my Requip XL to that time and the second that I tried another medication again which I had already tried and it made me very sick!
I wrote my list because in the past it has been very helpful but how do people handle it when all he does is write it down?!!! Is there a better way I could have handled this?