Debbie Clifford Posted September 24, 2015 Share Posted September 24, 2015 Hello, I just need to get this down on paper and out of my head - not that it's going to stop me worrying over it. About 5 weeks ago I was referred to a Neurologist because of other health issues and cutting a long story short he ordered a lumbar puncture and an MRI of my spine. Two weeks ago today I had the lumbar puncture but consequently spent 3 days and nights in my local hospital because of a low pressure headache (spinal pressure 13) which got worse instead of better. Thankfully that has cleared up. I'd told the Neurologist that I was due to have a head MRI in September to check on my collapsed coils so he said he'd try and get them done together. I am having the combined MRI next Wednesday which is good - saves on the travelling. The neurologist has already sent me a follow up appointment for the end of December, so confident is he of not finding anything wrong! Anyway, the whole point of this rambling is to say that I had another appointment letter through yesterday to see my consultant radioneurologist ( he did my coiling op) for an hour after I have the MRI!!! When I saw him a few months ago he said he'd either talk to me on the phone or have me in later to discuss the results of the scan. I phoned the hospital today to check that it wasn't a mistake, but they told me that there was even a note on my records to say I might be a bit late getting to the appointment depending on how long the scan takes. I asked if it was usual to have an appointment straight after a scan and at such short notice, and was told it was probably because I have to travel - it only takes an hour up the motorway! Not that they'd tell me anything anyway. I can't believe that the hospital is so switched on that they can accommodate me that easily when it is notoriously hard to get appointments within months let alone a week. Am I being paranoid? My feeling is that they have found something in my spinal fluid or that my local hospital have told them about the headache. I know, I know. It's all conjecture and I'll find out next Wednesday anyway, but I just wanted to ask you if you think the appointment straight after the scan is a bit unusual. Thank you for listening to the rant. Love to all Debbie xx Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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