About: Royal Berkshire Hospital Royal Berkshire Hospital Reading RG1 5AN
Posted by Hanna fox
After visiting ENT outpatients yesterday as an emergency appointment, I left there making the decision that I would rather live on my current maximum dose of paracetamol and ibruprofen, with reduced hearing than ever go back! One doctor, I simply couldn't understand, the next one gave me false information, he tried to fob me off by telling me the hearing tests were ok, I saw them, the person doing them showed me, and explained them to me. He then told me I needed to have an MRI scan and to book an appointment to return to the clinic in 6-8 weeks time and gave me a form to go and get an MRI done...... I walk all the way over to X-ray to find the wait for MRI is ....... 10 weeks..... I go back to ENT.....they tell me to re-areange my appointment with them for 12 weeks time.... Ok, so you want me to be in pain, dizzy with hearing loss for 3 months? Really? I drive, everyday to work, and if I'm dizzy whilst behind the wheel... What am I expected to do? Stop work for 3 months?? I'm in pain. I have had enough! I do to think the doctor even read the test results. The clinic was running 45 minutes late and he just wanted me out of the room. I will continue to self medicate until either my war stops hurting or my liver packs up from constantly taking pain killers! Thanks RBH. But on a positive, the nurses and admin staff were amazingly lovely!