I'm sorry about this but I need to get this off my chest
As some of you know I have advanced osteoarthritis and it has been very bad lately especially in my right knee which has stopped me from being able to walk and when I do walk I can't do it without crutches. It is really getting me down now I have been going to physio, which I have been paying for - 6 week waiting list on the NHS!! My physio has told me to go back to my doctor as she thinks I need to be referred to a consultant.
Well, I phone the doctors surgery at 8am this morning and was told all the appointments were gone and to call back at 1.30pm. I phoned at 1.30pm got the answerphone and redialed straight away. When I got through I was told that there had been 4 appointments and they were all gone. The receptionist said there were 3 for tomorrow morning and I could call at 8am for one of these.
I asked when would be the first appointment that I could book and it's the 27th March!!! This is just plain silly, I need to see a doctor now not wait a month. The NHS really is a complete waste of time :mad:
I just phoned to ask if I could see the consultant I saw last time but to pay privately and I was told I can't I need to be referred by my doctor
I give up, this is just plain frustrating, I am popping pain killers like they are sweets, I feel constantly sick because of it and no-one can help me
Sorry for moaning