Subject: I just feel so let down and I am so angry and upset
12 weeks ago at my last rheumy appointment she said to me that the main consultant had said that he was going to put me on minocycline, but first needed to have a couple of xrays and bloods done, she said we will send you and appointment in 12 weeks with Dr. Pxxxxx
Appointment was today, I have had the most horrendous past two months with my knee being so swollen and painful but I knew the appointment was coming and I put up with pain
Got to clinic and guess what its wasn't Mr. Pxxxx but the same rheumy as last time, I don't like her actually never have, and do you know she came out with exactly the same speech a last time, and sent me for xray on knee and bloods an appointment for 12 weeks time to see Mr. Pxxxxx.
Then I went for bloods, I actually didn't hear her say 12 weeks time, my husband told me when we sat waiting for bloods.
She asked the same questions they all do, what tablets are you on, what has been stopped - I always have these typed out just to had over to save time.
She said when was the last time we injected your knee, I said you never have, then she went onto say well would you be prepared to have one, she must have seen my face drop (the thought terrifies me) and she said well its not a very nice thing to have done but it might help but then again it might not because I don't know if your knee is RA or OA!!! Soon as she said that I said I would leave it.
Can you believe it, I came out after 3 hours and was so angry I couldn't speak, I wanted to cry, good job I wasn't driving or there would have been road rage on news. I hate the woman, so now I have got another 12 weeks in pain. We are hoping to move home soon so I certainly wont be helping. One of the nurses knew I was mad and said wait 3 weeks till your g.p. gets all these results and go ask him to pull your appointment forward, I will do more than that I will tell then to put it on my records that I wont see Dr. Samxxxxx again.
Sorry for ranting but I think I am still seething, 12 weeks of pain what a bloody joke, I thought they were there to help us, I started these meds April 2013 and I am still in the same position as I was then. Wish I was rich.