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30th August 2004, 02:17 PM
I finally got the courage to go to my gp and get some referrals to specialists.
I'm seeing an Orthopaedic Consultant in Cork on 15 th september and respiratory consultant on 23 rd September.Finally I might find some answers to questions that have been driving me mad for so long.......especially with regard to my fading lung function.

30th August 2004, 02:23 PM
I'm happy for you :-) It's good that you don't have to wait much longer for the answers, I hope they're good!

30th August 2004, 02:32 PM
I hope everthing go well for you Sins, it's good that you went to see your Doc and I hope they don't find anything wrong with your lungs.

Good luck.

Maria M.

30th August 2004, 02:50 PM
Good luck Sins, I really hope things work out for you :-)

30th August 2004, 02:58 PM
It's great that you don't have to wait ages, Sins! I hope you get some decent answers!!! :niceone:

30th August 2004, 05:03 PM
:niceone: GOOD LUCK SINS :niceone:

30th August 2004, 05:24 PM
Good Luck!

30th August 2004, 06:18 PM
Fingers crossed for good appointments and the right answers! :niceone:

30th August 2004, 06:19 PM
Good Luck Sins!! I'm glad you got your appointments.

30th August 2004, 09:13 PM
good luck sins

30th August 2004, 11:57 PM
Aw, that's brilliant news Sinead. Fingers crossed that the doctors turn out to be the interested communicative type. :niceone:

31st August 2004, 03:12 AM
Definitely - we've spoken about this already but good luck.

31st August 2004, 03:52 AM
Good luck with your appointments, Sins. I hope your doctors are as responsive as mine have been, and that you get good news. Good luck, and let us know how it all goes.

1st September 2004, 01:24 PM
Best Wishes, Sinead. Whatever the outcome, keep us updated!

1st September 2004, 01:27 PM
:jump: That is great! Hope you get the answers you need!

1st September 2004, 08:39 PM
Hope you get all the answers you'e after

1st September 2004, 09:20 PM
Push push push, good luck, hope you get some real answers.

2nd September 2004, 12:54 PM
Ah that's great news Sins, good luck :niceone:

3rd September 2004, 02:33 PM
I finally got the courage to go to my gp and get some referrals to specialists. Now how many years was that?
No, good to hear that you've got an appointment quite soon. Best wishes for the results, I hope you find some pleasing answers to all your questions.

3rd September 2004, 04:48 PM
Good luck with the appointments Sins - hope it all works out.

I won't ask how long it took you to find the courage...although I'm intrigued now.

3rd September 2004, 06:11 PM
Just to explain why I made the appointments!
I had my surgery in 1983 for a 110 degree curve but it was impossible to insert instrumentation or even correct the curve so it was fused with bone graft only.I've felt it was on the move again over the last few years and made an appointment with a consultant last year who ordered an x ray and said the fusion looked fine but I had extensive disc degeneration above and below the fusion.He thought I was there because of pain and I didn't effectively communicate why I was there.(my surgeon has retired)We didn't have any of my old x rays or medical records so I still didn't get an answer to my question.....Is the curve stable or not?The reason that I'm so slow about getting the referrals is that I'm basically terrified that I'll need more surgery while at the same time part of me wants to see my scoliosis improved from where it is.My lung function is about 50% and dropping as a result of asthma and scoliosis so I really need to see what's happening there as a priority.
So I decided to book some local private appointments to clear up the lingering questions and I have my medical records and old x rays now of course.