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Thread #64711   Message #1060444
Posted By: Liz the Squeak
25-Nov-03 - 05:07 AM
Thread Name: BS: my stroke anniversary
Subject: RE: BS: my stroke anniversary
Robin, you are so right about that other doctor who is willing to go that extra mile.

My usual GP could give no reason for me fainting with monotonous regularity, BP was a little up and down, but nothing too drastic - til one day I fainted at work and they took me to casualty (ER) nearby. They told me I had arrhythmia, I'd always known something wasn't right, but now it had a name. From that day on, I've been inspected, investigated, monitored, manipulated, disrobed and diagnosed. My GP has acquired another partner whom I've been seeing and he has actually sat and listened to me for 10-15 minutes, whilst watching me, rather than reading the notes of the next patient.

I'm just sitting around, waiting for my treatment to come through now, freaking out about it, so it's wonderful to hear how you are doing, that you are still fighting and gaining ground. Take it one step at a time - and remember we are all here when you need to rant and let off steam - sometimes I think we ought to have a Health/Counselling Permathread!

Take care Robin2.