"Delay in MRI results"
About: Victoria Hospital / Radiology Victoria Hospital Radiology KY2 5AH
Posted by Bean82 (as ),
Unfortunately this isn't the most positive of feedback. Up until now I have been fairly happy with the level of service I have received from NHS Fife but I am so disappointed with the service I have been given recently.
I was given an MRI scan at the Victoria Hospital in Kirkcaldy 3 weeks ago. This was of my brain and spinal cord. I have been having tingling, loss of feeling and pain in my lower half of body now for 5 months. The past month has been particularly bad so I was glad to get the MRI when I did. There was a week where I could barely stand let alone walk any distance. However, I wasn't expecting to have to wait an eternity for the results. When you are dealing with this day in day out 3 weeks is a long time and I am still waiting. My symptoms are the same if not worse.
This is affecting me in all areas of my life just now. It is emotionally draining worrying all the time about what is wrong with me but also physically I am finding it hard to go about my usual daily life. I am having to call into work sick and I have 2 young children at home which I am finding increasingly hard taking care of.
I keep phoning NHS Fife and some company called Medinet (that apparently my appointments are being arranged through) and getting put through to different people – polite as everyone is, no one is of any help. I just keep getting fobbed off with a story about how it can take several weeks to get your results back. Well that is just not good enough. I assume there must be some form of prioritising done because I have spoken to friends and colleagues who have not had to wait this long to hear back. Depending on what is wrong with me I would think the sooner you start treatment the better the outcome. How much longer do I need to wait in limbo here to know what is going to happen to me? !