Welcomes and introductions
If this is your first visit, check out the community guide. You will have to Join us or Sign in before you can post.

Hi, my name is grb55!

grb55grb55 Member Posts: 1 Listener
Hi all just a note to say I have waited 18 months to get a pain clinic appointment, just got letter saying appointment in September at 9am and I live 60 miles from hospital .i have chronic pain all the time back and legs ,also have tinnitus,also have vertigo.

Replies

  • thespicemanthespiceman Member Posts: 6,408 Disability Gamechanger
    Hello @grb55 Pleased to meet you. I am sure all the community can identify with your situation.

    Thank you for sharing. I personally remember this myself. To have appointments either early morning and a long way from my home.

    Have you had a look on our posts and threads on . Might interest you.  Dealing with chronic pain.  Also talking about specific conditions.

    Information and advice from our community.


    Take care

    @thespiceman
    Community Champion
    SCOPE Volunteer Award Engaging Communities 2019
    Mental Health advice, guidance and information to all members
    Nutrition, Diet, Wellbeing, Addiction.
    Recipes
  • JennysDadJennysDad Member Posts: 2,308 Pioneering
    Hello @grb55 and a warm welcome to the community. Good to have you with us.
    Did I get this right? That you've been waiting 18 months for a pain clinic appointment, and that not only have they finally come through with an appointment that is still some three months away but they've given it to you at a ridiculously early time? The mind boggles.
    If the source of the letter is a hospital, you could try ringing them and explaining about the problems you would have attending. The NHS still manages to be helpful at times.
    Don't hesitate to be in touch with us about anything.
    Warmest best wishes,
    @JennysDad
Sign in or join us to comment.