Oh Dear What Can the Matter Be ?

Recently spent time in hospital on a heart monitor. Whilst applying one of the (?)'s a nurse quite accidentaly nicked my nipple with her finger nail. This has since been very tender and although to a very small area it does look like it's infected. Have been waiting a couple of weeks for the body to 'do it's thing' but it's not going away. Any ideas. Live alone - bradycardic on standing so can't really go anywhere ie Drs. Going to hospital tomorrow for echo and monitor - shall I mention it there ? Ta Ann

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  • yes I should - germolene is good but if you mention it was done in hospital just in case anti-biotics are needed

  • Yes do mention it at your hospital visit tomorrow. As it happened there you have every right to ask them to sort it out for you. In the circumstances dont be fobbed off by them saying you should see your GP especially as you cant get to the GP very easily. After all it is their error so do stand your ground.

    You will wish you had if you fail to get them to sort it out for you. It clearly needs some treatment.

    Regards

    Dee.

  • Thx for the empowerment txt - I will - I've no doubt I'll spend the allotted hours in (after their procedures) A & E but you're right - I have an infection and I picked it up there !!!! X

  • Just prior to this today - I had tried to make an appointment with my Drs to try to sort it & asked for the particular Dr who has referred me to : Cardio - Breast Screening- Colonoscopy & Endoscopy .....she is a locum ! Went to see her re the Endoscopy results (Pylorus erosion) & asked if she would be able to follow methrough it all &she said Yes so felt that at long last someone was listening. Only to be told by the receptionist today 'that she can't do that'...(then put on hold) ..., then told Dr D will see you (the one I'm registered with whose been as much used to me as a chocolate t-pot.....he's been worse than useless & I'm discovering now that being like it - it's caused me irreparable damage). So I said No - forget it. I've been symptomatic for 26 yrs - nothing ever done & so far they've found out why via an Endoscopy which SHES Referred me for. I've been Bradychardia for 18 months ( discovered myself) and all they said was we'll call you when a monitor becomes available - never heard - & only discovered it because I went for my pre- colonoscopy & a nurse transferred me internally after taking my pulse. I could go on as we all could but just one question that someone out there may know ...Since Drs have taken over the financial running in their own practices - does it mean that referring a patient comes out of their own pocket? Thx for letting me ramble x

  • I would say that they (GP's) are not putting people though like they used to I have had to fight tooth and nail to get a lung test and confirmation even after my cardiologist asked my GP to look into my lung conditions in more details and as a result my Pace and Ablate was cancelled as they felt it was to risky?

  • Thanks so much - went to A&E tonight and on antibiotics X Ann - Nearly shot myself in the foot tho' cos BPM was 44 ! X

  • Thanks so much - went to A&E tonight and on antibiotics X Ann - Nearly shot myself in the foot tho' cos BPM was 44 ! X

  • Yes, I'd always push on any hospital-acquired infection to make sure they sort it. You can get all sorts in there! It sounds as if you've had a rough and frustrating journey, I hope to goodness they pull themselves together and do something for you soon!

  • If you are unhappy with your GP then I would only see one that I was confident in and change gp practice if necessary. As the gate keepers to other NHS services it is crucial that you have someone to consult who listens to you and offers you the best treatment available. Yes I dont doubt finance is an issue for them but again that is not your problem, no doubt you will have paid a fortune in national insurance over your lifetime and now its time to get something back, you deserve the best care.

    Believe me, sadly, those who push get the best service. As for the receptionist, well what has it got to do with her, over riding the doctor like that. Please dont be pushed around. I know it isnt easy but its your health at stake that is the only thing to focus on.

    Please be assertive, not easy when feeling vulnerable with health issues I know but please do so. Hope you get better care soon.

    Dee

  • I'm trying - I think MyGps attitude & the receptionists yesterday together have made me angry in a positive way - Id given up really until recently - & this new Dr knows I have some potentially serious probs and she's addressing them by doing her job. Now to call my surgery and to put in my request. X

  • I'm trying - I think MyGps attitude & the receptionists yesterday together have made me angry in a positive way - Id given up really until recently - & this new Dr knows I have some potentially serious probs and she's addressing them by doing her job. Now to call my surgery and to put in my request. X

  • Oh - I get all brave & the surgery's closed - unbelievable X

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