I have been counting the days to my next consultants appointment in two weeks time as I am in pain with my joints or the muscles round them, I don't sleep well as the pain wakes me and my movement at my shoulders is becomming more restricted which is starting to affect my work. Then horror today I got a letter saying my appointment has been cancelled and remade in December!
I rang the hospital and asked why, they said that the clinic template had changed and all patients had been rebooked, I explained the problem and was passed to the appointments team leader but she just said there were no cancellations, nothing she can do even though at my last visit the consultant he said to see me in 3 months which ended up at 4 and now is pushed out to 7.If it wasn't for the pain I'd have just accepted it.
At the moment I use over the counter pain relief I was really hoping he would be able to help with this.
I'm so cross and upset it always seems to be such a battle to be treated properly (sorry about the spelling) that I find myself getting quite tearful. I'm in constant fear of not being able to continue my job (am self employed) and I'm always worrying.
Sorry for the rant.