Yet again, just an hour ago I have received yet another letter from my EP cancelling my appointment for tomorrow. This is the third time, original date was November 28th changed to 7th then cancelled, rearranged for 14th Feb then cancelled, changed to tomorrow now changed to March.
You get all geared up with a list of symptoms and questions and stress all for nothing. Last week my GP said that although my arteries are clear (angiogram fine), she thinks I am suffering Stress Angina as I get severe chest pains and says I can have a heart attack through stress no matter how clear my arteries are and I need to speak with cardiologist (EP) tomorrow when I see him (or not now).
Interestingly when I received the letter this morning (and also received, gratefully, an all clear letter for another condition which I was really terrified about for another potential illness which would have put AF well in the shade), the stress when opening them with fear and trepidation was sky high and lo and behold severe chest pain came on with a vengeance accompanied with lightheadedness and breathlessness.
If doctors really want to help us then please keep to appointments. Everyone understands emergencies and I don't expect preferential treatment, however all these cancellations are unacceptable. Bet I could see him in the blink of an eye if I pay to see him privately - argh!
When I was in hospital I was there two weeks and he did not come to see me, said he did not know I was there even though the emergency cardiology team (my original cardiologist cared for me and had referred me to the EP months before) said they had asked him to come and see me. It took the Arrhythmia nurse to drag him down two weeks in. Not seen him since. Hence the Argh ! !
Must make a cuppa now, chill, hope the chest pain eases and enjoy my other good medical news. My beautiful new first grandchild of two months will be visiting with her mum later. Life can be very good.
Keep well friends.