I had to go to my GP on friday to get a repeat sick note. I am two weeks post cryoablation and am suffering some really unusual heart activity which can take my breath away at times, I am having occasional short spells of AF although these seem different (a bit more fluttery for want of a better word) I having quite a lot of scar tissue in my groin area which causes discomfort even just walking to the shops, and I also get pain in my chest if I have any trapped wind (which wasnt there before the procedure).
The practice I attend is run by a father and son team and my GP who is the father was not available that day. His son had my hospital discharge note up on the screen which said no heavy lifting for a week, so his opening gambit was that I should be fine to go back to work, so I told him that I wasnt feeling up to it (trust me I am desperate to get out of the house and get back!) and that I felt I might need another couple of weeks.
He then proceeded to set off on a monologue about how I needed to realise that I was stuck with this for the rest of my life and that if I couldnt cope with my job then I need to find another. I also told him about the unusual activity in the heart and he said to come in as soon as it happens again. I asked him why that would be of any benefit as he doesnt have an ecg machine!!!!!
Anyway I am currently in AF so I decided to test this and rang the surgery and was told they couldnt see me until 3pm (you couldnt make it up!!!!) So have made an appointment for Thursday to see the father and wonder wether to make some sort of complaint!