"I am finding all of this too stressful"
About: West London Mental Health NHS Trust / Gender Identity Clinic West London Mental Health NHS Trust Gender Identity Clinic Southall W6 8QZ
Posted by Grwebb (as ),
I have had gender reassignment surgery under the gender identity clinic London, unfortunately due to other stresses in my life at the time I had a breakdown and became ill after the surgery and it wasn't until roughly a year ago I felt able to contact the clinic for further care.
Numerous phone calls were made to the clinic and I was passed from department to department and somehow I had been lost in system, a bit concerning also that the clinic had failed to even contact me. I finally got an appointment to see a psychiatrist at the clinic and when I saw her she was confused as to why I was there, I had been told that I was under the care of surgeons.
I left very upset as I felt that the appointment was a complete waste of time and also my money. Due to the stress of this appointment I forgot I had been handed a piece of paper with another appointment made for me to come to London to see another doctor. I rang the clinic to ask what was going on and where I stood in regards to my care. I was again passed from department to department until finally I spoke to a receptionist who reminded me I had another appointment, not good really as it seems a simple task to tell a patient what is going on.
I have since then had two appointments cancelled on me, one because of a conference and the second no explanation, I have been told someone will contact me, but yet again have failed to do so.
I have wasted money, time and it has caused me a lot of stress not knowing where I stand or if I will ever be seen or get my next lot of surgery. I would like to talk to someone at pals as I am finding all of this too stressful to deal with on my own.