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what the heck do i do now

treadyttready Posts: 61
edited 06/11/2012 - 8:25 AM in Back Surgery and Neck Surgery
hi folks

talk about cock ups im fumming with rage.
iv been waiting 6 weeks for my mri scan date to come through. acording to the specialist who saw me and my xray she said i need a fusion. but need mri scan first should only take 3 or 4 weeks to come through. but 6 weeks later nothing so i rang the mri scan place up and gess wot no record of me even being booked for 1. tried to get hold of the specialist who saw me. but get fobbed of so wear do i go next wot can i do who should i call. im in bad pain no meds work. i think my doctor is sick of me ringing him and saying those patches dont work 3 times iv done that.


  • HI,

    I know you seem really mad. You keep saying specialist, I usually have my general pc doctor give me the mri referral, It is faster. I had quite a few and i get in there in a day or two.

    Recentely my specialist requested one and it took 2 weeks.
    You should call your primary care and tell him you need one stat and ask the doctor to ask for a wet read [immediate results]

    My symptoms got worse waiting for my mri too with the specialist, who cares if they get mad, I called them everyday crying how bAd I felt and said you, insurance, mri place whoever is responsible is messing with my HEALTH!!

    For all i know i could be getting nerve damaged i yelled, my numbness was getting worse. Then i had a referral from a few months prior when i lost my insurance temporaily from my pc doc. So i wasnt sure if it expired so i called him and he got me a new one faxed and a appointment the next day.

    Hospital mri take longer find and independant one and call 3 or 4 they want your business.

    I hope you feel better, THE WORST part that happen to me is even though my pain was worse my mri improved the next time and the ruptured disc was absorbing itself, so they said i didnt need stronger meds. LIKE THEY KNOW HOW MUCH PAIN WE ARE HAVING!!

    THATS WHY WE GOT THE MRI IN THE FIRST PLACE RIGHT? DOCTORS!!! Call your pc doc asap, since it doesnt seem like your specaialist is in a hurry.



  • That's so frustrating for you. I called the hospital myself to book the MRI and they called my Dr. and faxed her the form to fill out. Maybe get your GP to do it that way. Take care. Charry
    DDD of lumbar spine with sciatica to left hip,leg and foot. L4-L5 posterior disc bulge with prominent facets, L5-S1 prominent facets with a posterior osteocartilaginous bar. Mild bilateral foraminal narrowing c-spine c4-c7 RN
  • Hiya >:D< I know yo are mad, i would probably be exactly like you. But please try and calm down, as your pain will get worse the more stressed you get. I agree with dawn and charry, or you could ring his secretary, and explain that your in alot of pain and just want someone to help you. So could she possibly tell you what is happening about your MRI, as you need to know before you approach another doctor.Let me know how you get on please .

    Angie >:D< :H
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