this is a bit of a long one.
after an excessive amount of migraines, sickness and declining vision with light sensitivity and constant blurring
I was referred to a neurologist at gloucester hospital.
I had this appointment a week after referral as my doctor was quite alarmed at my symptoms.
The neurologist said I have pressure being applied to the optical nerves from within the brain (papilleodema).
They don't know what's causing the pressure so he stressed I urgently need an MRI scan,
stating that I should be ready to drop everything and rush in for the scan.
I was then sent to the imaging department of the hospital with the referral form which had clearly been marked urgent ,
the word urgent circled multiple times accompanied by arrows pointing to it.
The receptionist first complained that she was unable to read the dr's hand writing
and then told me "we don't have any urgent appointments"
before taking my phone number and walking off.
I am completely confused at what's happening.
I know the standard wait for an MRI is 3 months
I'm worried that they are just going to put me to the bottom of the pile.
does anyone know how long the wait is for an urgent case
or what I should do for the best now to make sure they see me as soon as possible.
Has anyone had anything like this happen to them?