"Terrible service"

About: St Mary's Hospital (London)

I was referred to the Fracture clinic for a slipped disc which is compressing the sciatic nerve. First of all it took me 6 months to actually get the appointment as someone from the administration team was sending all my appointment letters to my GP. I kept ringing the hospital on a number was not in use and became very depressed as I was getting no where. After having the first round of epidural injections in October I am now waiting on the 2nd round and still no appointment and I was told in March it would come in 8 weeks. I am still in extreme amount of pain as I have had a bad flare up since which is not getting any better and always taking Tramadol which doesn't help. I believe that I now have permanent nerve damage and is going to affect me for the rest of my life and I'm still young.

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