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ginghamstarfish Wed 27-Mar-19 12:32:28

I am disabled following surgery a few years back - I did not recover from it as I should have. I usually see a consultant yearly at my nearest hospital but the only option is to redo the surgery and they say there is no guarantee I will be any better off. Last time - in August - he said he would refer me to a specialist in another city to see if he could do anything. My condition has got much worse in the last few months, so come March when I'd heard nothing I chased it up with Patient Feedback at my usual hospital. I also asked if this outside referral meant I would be taken off the list for the yearly consultant visit, and was told it would. I asked if I could be kept on that list. Last week I had a letter for the long-awaited appointment with the specialist in another city, this is a few weeks away. Today I had a call from my usual hospital offering me a cancellation with a consultant tomorrow (as per my usual yearly visits). I accepted it but wonder - surely they know I have the specialist appointment? I didn't say and figure that if I can see this person tomorrow, get x-rays etc, then hopefully I can get help sooner - and nearer (and could possibly cancel the specialist appointment). But I don't want to get in trouble for accepting both appointments ... any ideas?

Whereareyouspot Wed 27-Mar-19 12:33:25

Go tomorrow

MrsExpo Wed 27-Mar-19 12:36:29

Go tomorrow and tell them about the further appointment. Good luck.

ginghamstarfish Wed 27-Mar-19 12:38:10

I suppose I'm worried that they might cancel the specialist appointment if I go tomorrow ... don't know whether to tell the guy tomorrow or keep quiet.

Whereareyouspot Thu 28-Mar-19 17:40:43

@ginghamstarfish how did it go?

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