Friday, 15 February 2013

The Condition: MRI Scan Results.

Letter to my G.P. relating to the results of my recent MRI Scan:

I am writing to let you know that I have received the report of this gentleman's MRI cervical spine.
The sagittal images did show a couple of patchy areas of signal alteration, although these were subtle and it was not sure whether these represented demyelination of were just an artefact.
There were also some mild musculoskeletal changes, as we would expect in a man of his age.

The chest x-ray was normal and did not show any evidence of sarcoidosis.

I did give the patient some blood test forms to have an extensive blood screen but unfortunately those do not seem to be available to me here. 

It is possible that he may have had them done with you and they were analysed in a lab different to ours.
If you have the results of his blood tests I would be grateful if you could forward them to both myself and Dr. H.

I have heard back from Dr. A that for disease modifying therapies for MS the patient would need to be seen by the MS team in S for assessment and initiation.
I will therefore refer the patient to see Dr. H in S.

Yours sincerely 

Hmmmm....
Must get around to having those blood tests done.

6 comments:

Le Sanglier said...

omg... you never went to get the blood work done? and the doctor thinks s/he can't find the paper work? SO FUNNY! If you do indeed have artifacts in your legs I hope that you can have them successfully removed. Happy Valentine's Day to you.

Banished To A Pompous Land said...

My god the NHS is getting as bad as over here! Used to be that you went to the docs and he took care of it all. Now apparently they expect you to go running around with forms getting stuff done all over the place!. You arent supposed to be doing all that if your not well.

Outa-Spaceman said...

Ah, now to be fair.....
I am eternally grateful to the NHS for all the care I've received just recently.
I feel like I've got a safety net.

I was given the forms for the blood screening on the day of my diagnosis.
It sort of slipped my mind to arrange a time convenient for me to get it done.
(+ I've got a bit of a problem with needles)

OSM

Banished To A Pompous Land said...

I know, didnt mean to sound so rough on the good medical folks at the NHS. I meant it largely in jest. Just that, well, it aint what it used to be. But then what is?

Outa-Spaceman said...

Marmite.

Banished To A Pompous Land said...

But I don't LIKE Marmite