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Jayenkai
Created : 30 April 2021
 

The Consultant



Early last year, I was fighting for my PIP disability, and one of the medical guys suggested I should probably be getting more frequent checks.
With a little back and forth, my neurosurgeon decided to get a consultant to chat with me. The consultant also decided that frequent checks would be a good idea, so set about getting me an MRI scheduled..

Then Covid hit...

The MRI never happened, and then all of my shit happened towards the end of the year.

It's been a long road.

Today, the consultant rang up to check in on me.
As far as HE knew, I'd "finally" got that scan, albeit about a year after he first tried to get it arranged.
"Sorry your scan took so long, but with the lockdown it was incredibly difficult to get one arranged, since it was a requested scan, not a medically necessary one. But I'm happy to report that the scan went well, and that your shunt seems perfectly fine, and in fact looks as good as new."

He seemed quite pleased.

"Well, that's because it is new!" I joked..

"...."

Oh, fuck, he didn't even know,.
He'd last read my notes early last year, then read the recent "finally got a scan" update, and apparently skipped the bit in the middle.

What followed was me explaining my hospitalisation, the disappearance of the shunt, and the complete refit.
He then sat in silence, with occasional horror noises, as he read back through the notes he'd skipped.

Lesson of the day, don't skip the middle bit!

 

Comments


Friday, 30 April 2021, 13:53
rockford
Well let's hope that this is the end, not the middle, of your saga... And that he keeps up with arranging MRIs etc.