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Hi, my name is grb55!

grb55 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.


  • thespiceman
    thespiceman Member Posts: 6,389 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

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  • JennysDad
    JennysDad Member Posts: 2,299 Disability Gamechanger
    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,


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