As some may have seen my post healthunlocked.com/blf/post...
I called my heart doc again after getting the run around trying to speak to my lung doc. To get a call back from the Matron/Specialist I fully explained that I was in a mess felling lousy and tachycardic and breathing a little worse, not even a smidge improved! Once I had spilled the beans she asked what my GP has said and once I told her "They refused to change a thing!" She said "They should of at least got in touch with the lung man and said what was happening to you?" She explained that the heart doc would not of looked at the drug that was changed with your heart history! It may help the passage of the lung drug but will not help the heart problems I have. If the tachycardia has not settled after nearly 3 weeks it is not going to without help. She said I cannot tell you to change as we have not seen you for a bit. But if you go to A & E this may get something moving?
So today we prepared for the A&E plenty of bottled water loose clothes and prepared mind. We are not far from our A&E so we parked up and went to the reception. Pleasant lady asked what is wrong and confirmed I was the person that I was, told my wife an I to gel our hands and sit down and wait.
Waiting room was not that busy but it stated on a led sign 1 hour Wait! Well that would be nice I thought but to be fair 45 mins and I was called in to the triage. As I was going though the story of my lung doc changing my heart doc's tablets and the affect it has had on my heart, breathing and general well being.
She then went onto my conditions. Once we got near to the bottom of her paper she slapped the BP machine on and oxymeter. Scribbled the numbers down and said we do not change consultant tablets here either but I need to speak to a doctor. Couple of minutes later I was ushered into the back door of triage and asked to lie on the bed. Stickers attached to my legs arms and chest and a ECG taken. Off they go machine and sister but a lovely cup of tea offered by the tea trolley man to us both.
Not many minutes and a doctor came in and went though my conditions again but wanted treatments and problems. He was a man of few words but once we got though that stage of interrogation he said you have a proper medical book of problems! I want to take some bloods and listen to your chest. I would go to him any day for the blood letting great job. Off he goes and we sit looking at the walls for another nurse with a wheel chair to take me to Xray? I said I can walk? No you are not walking anywhere? Once we did the trip I am glad I did not walk I was in and out and wheeled back and wired up for another ECG.
We were called into another room were the doctor explained that there is nothing there that they would not of expected to see except you blood pressure is a little to high? But I have booked you into the heart clinic and made the lung clinic aware that you are not doing well with these tablets. It will be a case of the two of them arguing their case but as you have said you did not feel this unwell with the heart tablets as there were? They will have to be a compromise somewhere?
I just have to wait for a phone call on Monday for the time they can see me. Hopefully this is progress?