Perhaps my expectations are too high but I can't say as I've come away from my hospital appointment any happier than when I went in.
I've walked past the department many times at my local hospital, and the equivalent department in a couple of other hospitals too. Always thought it'd be a depressing place to end up!
Bit of a waste of time really, was asked the same question 5 times (by the same person), poked a couple of times and then sent away with a letter to give my GP (60 miles away!) to get a prescription for something which I have no real idea what it is or even how often to take it etc.
And she spent 5 minutes at the beginning reading through my notes, I appreciate the necessity to read through them, but I'd rather have been sitting in the waiting room than sitting in there in an awkward silence while she did it.
If it wasn't for my appointment with a new (to me) consultant next week I'd be rather grumpy now.
More drugs on top of the seemingly vast quantities that I'm already supposed to be taking, none of which are going to contribute to "fixing" the problem. Not just more drugs, this is another drug which is likely to make me drowsy (er) and seemingly has the potential to "mess with" my brain. *grumble grumble*.
But, as I've said I'm seeing my new consultant next week. I expect my faith in him is a bit premature and I really shouldn't get my hopes up but I can't help it.