Hmmm. Would you consider paying to see the botox consultant of your choice for a 'review of treatment' just once in a while (might be able to get a cut-price deal on the basis of this near-fatal screw-up in his/her NHS clinic)?
That one definitely needs to be reported retrospectively to Patient Liaison 'for advice' for the NHS records as a 'near-miss' if you haven't already, in a factual tone, reasonably asking what provision will be in place to avoid this in future because you are now understandably uncomfortable (little whiff of the medico-legal). Careful now, they pass it straight to the Consultant so you're really talking to him/her, but it would bump you up the pecking order.
Junior doctors, I love 'em for an unguarded chat about current treatment options. That little eye-roll while the consultant's talking speaks volumes. Did you see my favourite BBC3 tv programme 'Junior Doctors, Your Life in Their Hands'? A very poorly barely conscious lady refused to let Priya (first job) stab about looking for a vein 'you're awful, I refuse consent, just get the nurse to do it, no, I don't like you, you're hurting me, get someone else' - a very great and inspiring personal hero.
Also, why not an out of season cut-price trip to New Orleans now for yourself, with/without chosen supportive family members, for the jazz cafes? Sounds like you'd love that.
Last edited by littlemermaid; 13-May-2012 at 06:46.
Paediatric ocular rosacea ~ primum non nocere