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The NHS at work... [Nov. 25th, 2009|09:50 pm]
Douglas Spencer
In mid-August I visited Edinburgh, where I stepped off a kerb and knackered my knee. Since then, the NHS timetable has been as follows:

August 18th -- saw my doctor. Discussed knee. Sent for X-ray. X-ray taken.

August 26th -- saw my doctor. Discussed X-ray. Put on monster NSAIDs.

September 22nd -- saw my doctor. Taken off monster NSAIDS before they destroy my liver. Discussed knee. Sent for blood tests.

September 24th -- blood test taken. Await results.

October 8th -- saw my doctor. Discussed blood test results. Blood tests normal. Am told blood tests were nothing to do with knee trouble. Discussed knee more forcefully. Demanded referral.

November 5th -- saw a specialist. Discussed knee. Knee was actually examined. Discussed physiotherapy.

November 30th -- I am to see a physiotherapist.

More news later.
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[User Picture]From: mindygoth
2009-11-25 10:27 pm (UTC)
Sounds much like my experience with my stomach issues - I think I went back to the doctors maybe 4 or 5 times with stomach pains before the doc actually, you know, felt my abdomen to check for anything untoward..... It's like they don't want to touch people anymore, or do anything really other than throw pills at you....
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