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! :''(