"Difficulty getting appointment for degenerative disease"

About: Amersham Hospital / Trauma and orthopaedics Wycombe Hospital / Trauma and orthopaedics

(as the patient),

I m a sufferer of degenerate disc disease and suffer severe disabling neck pain (all cerviacle discs have prolapsed or Bulged causing occipital neuralgia, the pain is unbearable'

Severe disabling thoracic pain

Severe disabling lumber, sacroilliac joint (facet joint disease) I was receiving various treatment under a doctors supervision. The treatment that I felt was helping was lignocaine infusion which I was PROMISED could be done once a month because I had concerns about all the medication I was taking.

It was a battle to get to see the doctor and I regularly had to go through my GP to chase up these appt which caused so much stress and anxiety it has caused me to have a mental breakdown.

When I finally did get an appt the doctor treated me with such hostility and nastiness he made me feel I was a problem to be eradicated rather than a patient in terrible terrible pain.

After my last infusion (approx) august 2014, you get a telephone Appt! I spoke to the staff member who was extremely unhelpful and I felt they were passive aggressive, I asked for an appt , I never received one. My calls are unanswered and I now find myself in horrific pain on a daily basis, I feel I cant go on anymore and want to end my life.

Nobody hears me, no doctor wants to help me. I am complex and have multiple disorders and I cant take codeine or Morphine but I know there are other pain treatment that help (disc replacement surgery being one)

Please please please can you help me I am desperate to find an Orthepeadic Surgeon that wont shut the door in my face. My pain causes me to faint on a regular basis which has caused concussion many times. I feel I have been unfairly treated by south Bucks hospitals and I believe there is detrimental notes on my file. Can you help me please.

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Response from Anthony Banton, Patient Experience Manager, Buckinghamshire Healthcare NHS Trust

Dear responder

I am sorry to read of the difficult circumstance you face on a daily basis. Please contact me on 01494734481 or 07920765628 to discuss your needs.

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