"Feeling judged without being seen first."
About: The Townsville Hospital The Townsville Hospital Douglas 4817
Posted by Suffering (as ),
After contracting viral and bacterial meningitis over 4 years ago, after a rat related injury, I was left with no abnormal bladder function leaving me to spend the rest of my life with an SPC, (supapubic catheter). After losing over 20 kgs, leaving me with my tummy sitting over my SPC causing extreme pain and discomfort. My doctor wrote a referral to a cosmetic surgeon. Weeks later I received a letter from the surgeon saying he would not see me. without seeing me and talking to me. My doctor then wrote a new referral to a general surgeon. My issue being that I have been waiting for over 12 months now just to speak to someone about my suffering. this is now causing stress and meant I am back on pain relief just to function. I don't choose this situation, what I did choose was to lose the weight I had put on to gain a better quality of life and to be more comfortable, what I got was the opposite.
I feel that I have been judged before I have even seen anyone.