Posted by Cadet701 (as ),
I have been seeing my pain consultant at torbay hospital for 13 years, for steroid injections to my back and hip. He always sends myself and my gp a copy of the treatment he has given with a note saying he will see me as a routine follow up which used to be 3 to 4 months. I have had appointments cancelled in the past. I had an appointment booked at Teignmouth hospital for early march, I received a phone call this morning cancelling my appointment. When I rang the hospital I was told the clinic had been cancelled. I have been given an appointment for early June. This will be 8 months since my last treatment. I realise that the hospitals are busy but feel that no one cares about human beings suffering so much pain. I am also waiting for an injection under xray for shoulder pain which I have been informed could take up to 8 to 10 weeks waiting time. I feel as if I don't matter. I am just a number to them.