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Offline ProfLiebstrom

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Finally!
« on: February 22, 2005, 08:40:41 AM »
Finally got a letter through today from the hospital. I have been put on a waiting list and will be seen before the end of May! Will get a letter 4 weeks in advance giving me the actual date.

So my appointment will be anytime between March and May! Which is great! Because it is before my exams and most of that time I have off for holidays and exam leave!

After my first appointment, for my second appointment will I be able to choose when it is? This is with the NHS btw.

Anyone have any experiance with a Mr PM Sutton in Sheffield as well (Although he might do something in Leeds as well since it has that as his postal town)? As it appears he is going to be my consultant. And has one of the longest waiting lists which is never a bad sign.....
« Last Edit: February 22, 2005, 08:50:10 AM by ProfLiebstrom »

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Re: Finally!
« Reply #1 on: February 22, 2005, 12:31:41 PM »
ProfLiebstrom,

Glad you finally have a date for your appointment. Wow, it seems that you have been waiting to hear this news for a long time now.

Good luck to you, ;)

Shade
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Re: Finally!
« Reply #2 on: February 22, 2005, 01:33:14 PM »
Thats good!!!  ;)

Hope you get better soon  :)

Good Luck  ;D

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Re: Finally!
« Reply #3 on: February 22, 2005, 01:40:54 PM »
Great news! ;D

At least now you have a time frame and know that it's coming up 'right around the corner'.

Good Luck, I hope they find out what the problem is and come up with a workable solution.

:D H U G S and E N C O U R A G E M E N T coming your way ! ! ! :D

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Re: Finally!
« Reply #4 on: February 22, 2005, 09:13:29 PM »
Yes only been 5 years since i first saw my GP about it and then they did nothing for another 5 years.........as you can imagine I have little patience right now with them so want things done fast :P

Thank you for all your words of encouragement.

Does anyone know if with the NHS when you get given an appointment is it with the consultant best suited for the problem? Because looking at the NHS site mine has like the second longest wait for an outpatient appointment and the longest waits for day case and inpatient surgery at my hospital. So im wondering how they choose which consultant you get really.

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Re: Finally!
« Reply #5 on: February 22, 2005, 10:19:15 PM »
YAY!

Had a quick look around the internet and it turns out he is a specialist in knees :D Must admit that has made me happier!

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Re: Finally!
« Reply #6 on: February 23, 2005, 12:01:04 PM »
Hey Prof!!

Whoooo that's good news! Finally!! Hope you finally get some answers!!

Helena
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Re: Finally!
« Reply #7 on: February 23, 2005, 12:26:37 PM »
Hi,

Glad you've got your appointment through.  My experience with NHS appointments is that you basically get what you're given.  I'm in Scotland so don't know if its different up here compared to England but here we get appointments sent out in the post and can't actually choose a date ourselves.  Also for your first consultation (again if its the same as here) you will be seen by whoever has space and if they can't deal with it, you might have to wait to get another appointment with another surgeon - its a total nightmare but sometimes you can be lucky first time.  Why don't you phone the hospital and ask what their procedure is.  Good luck.

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Re: Finally!
« Reply #8 on: February 23, 2005, 11:09:34 PM »
I know first time we definately get seen by the consultant it has on the letter. That happenned when I broke my arm. Saw the consultant for a bit then he left it to all the other dr's. Then when they couldn't figure out what was wrong they got him back in and he sorted it in 5 mins what they couldnt for 4 weeks lol.

I'm going to my GP tomorrow if we have a snow day to get the appointment moved forward before may. She said to go see her if it was longer than 3 months. I'm getting to the point where I can't do anything. Think it might be the cold weather.

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Re: Finally!
« Reply #9 on: February 24, 2005, 01:28:28 AM »
Good luck with getting your appointment moved forward.  Know what you mean about the cold weather, it sure effects my knees also. 

Looking forward to some nice sunny spring days - maybe that would help all our bad knees some.

Good luck,  ;)

Shade

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Re: Finally!
« Reply #10 on: February 24, 2005, 08:03:14 AM »
Nah I make it worse in summer. I go "YAY NICE WEATHER LETS GO DO SPORTS". After a few mins....OW IT HURTTTTSSSSS....

Apparently no dr's in today because of the snow. We are supposed to get an extra foot on the hills round here! I live in the bottom of the valley so its only a couple of inches here. Apparently up near my school which is right next to the moors they already have a foot! Expect a post in the emergency forum now!

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Re: Finally!
« Reply #11 on: February 24, 2005, 09:29:08 AM »
ok turns out some dr's were in. but mine is on holiday..... So saw another I have seen before. Been stuck on diclofenac and co-proxamol now. And if im still having same problems im to go back next week and they will send off a letter.















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