"My concurrent UTI"
Posted by Mara (as ),
April 2014 I had a cystoscopy at the Westernal General Edinburgh. I have had lots of procedures in the past, but, this one fell short procedurally, in my opinion. After that I started getting recurrent uti infections, which required antibiotics. and since this initial procedure I have never been infection free since. Each time a course of antibiotic finishes I have about a 2 or 3 day window before symptoms come back. My GP sent requests to be seen asap at Urology ( these requests fell on deaf ears)! ! It was 8 months of continually being ill before I was seen at the pre-arranged appointment in February.
I was sent for a couple of tests around March (another cystoscopy and ultrasound) I have been waiting since then, still chronically ill, also attending OPAT at the Western General for intravenous antibiotics daily several times (I am now immune to most oral antibiotics). I have had numerous requests sent from GPs, consultants at OPAT, and from Gynaecology.
I have called my Urologist secretary who advised me it would be July/August perhaps. I have not had any word and decided to call again this week. I was informed by another secretary that there was no foreseeable appointment for me, and I was classed as a Routine Review, whereas this should have been escalated to higher.
I am so disappointed at the treatment I have received so far and despite the numerous letters from many consultants, GPs etc I am still classed as a "Routine Review". There is nothing "Routine" about being chronically ill for the last 16 months plus. This has caused total havoc on my life and health!