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Can you believe it!

AnonymousUserAAnonymousUser Posts: 49,671
edited 06/11/2012 - 8:28 AM in Neck Pain: Cervical
Hi Guys!

Not been on here for a while,as have had fun and games.

Got an appointment for a neck epidural to discuss the procedure for 8.30am. =D>
Phoned up as thought this was a bit early for an appointment, and to make sure it was not for an admittance. "no i can assure you its only for a chat" said the receptionist.

Arrived at 8.30am, to be given a name tag and addmited on to the ward. :))( The Dr arrived to talk about the procedure to be done that day, " you are here for a lower back epidural"

:O You can imagine my shock when-
1. Lower back epidural and not neck!
2. No notes in my records!
3. Was all prepared to go ahead, even though I new nothing about it.

The Dr was also puzzled and shocked, so he suggested that he spoke to my Pain Managment Dr first. We all waited till 12 0, clock, the the PM waltzes in and says " Got you mixed up with another paitient, at least you have had a cup of tea"

By this time I was in chronic pain(four hrs), and the Dr had suggested trigger point injections to me, so i said" if you are up for it lets go ahead"

My Pm Dr was arrogant and just walked off. By this time I was real annoyed.

Anyway got 15 trigger point injections even though had not a clue what they were.

I cannot beleive the huge mistake that was made, if I had gone ahead with it, who knows what could have happened. Also everyone had lost the morning, and what really made me angry was that another patient somewhere was waiting on this procedure to get done. So they would be waiting, and waiting for pain relief. Never Again!

Am now going to another Pm Dr!

=)) Got to laugh or I could cry! :''(


  • Wow.......That is pretty bad......I have also had misdiagnosis with other things.....which is why I will always get second or third opinions from now on......at least they caught the mistake.......but that is pretty scary.....

    I have had trigger point injections about 10 years ago in my shoulder.......she would inject xylocain.......not sure if that is what they use these days........

    I am pleased you are going to change doctors.......I had to do that 3 times with my GI's......and also my GP.......

    Scary stuff.........


  • Yip, had lots of hassle at the PM clinic. ~X( ~X(

    For example, cancelled appointment not being cancelled and a letter sent to Gp about non attendance. Waiting a whole year for an accupunture appointment. A receptionist shouting at me on the phone, the list goes on, and on.

    I had thought that the whole point of the PM clinic was to help get better not more stressed.

    Sadly the trigger point injections(15) did nothing for my neck. However have been given Tramadol, slow release capsules at the mo, on top of all my other meds.

    All I can hope to get this year is a proper diagnosis, I wish.

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