Saturday, April 11, 2009

The mammogram chronicles - part 6: I'm stumped!

A couple days ago I received a letter in the mail. I've been assigned a time the first of week of May for a mammogram!

What I don't get is how they "magically" found a time so quickly (and that coincidentally allows them to keep treatment money within the district). Three months is supposed to be the maximum not the minimum waiting period for care. Yet this is the second time I've waited for specialist care that was scheduled just before expiration of the three month waiting period. And in this case, an appointment was scheduled within a week of the deadline.

If I can get an appointment so quickly after the scheduling deadline, why have they made me wait three months for it? Yes, I have no "urgent" symptoms, but the point of a mammogram is to confirm that there are no problems. And just because the symptoms aren't urgent doesn't mean there isn't a problem. (Otherwise, why bother with the mammogram?)

I don't like my health care district gambling with my health and playing the odds when, as far as I know, there is no reason for it.

I also don't understand why I was told me a couple weeks ago that I wouldn't be able to get an appointment within three months and that I was welcome to try and find a place that could take me.

I'm fed up with conflicting and non-information from the breast clinic at Centrallasarettet in Västerås!

I'm convinced no one knows what's going on and what the policy is for scheduling mammograms in Västmanland.

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