Yesterday I met my heart failure nurse. What a delight to have someone who knows all the ins and outs of my particular history and will be at the end of a phone and email if I have a query! A few times recently I have had symptoms and have had to decide between the drama of A&E and the wait for a GP appointment but I can now run any concerns past Pamela.
She was so thorough in her questioning, and had all my notes at her fingertips. She queried a dosage which my GP had changed and went off to run it past the cardiologist, chased up echo and dye test appointments and generally made me feel so secure, to such an extent that I, to my shock and embarrassment , burst into tears! 😪
My stiff upper lip wilted and I stopped pretending, as I do daily with my customers, that "I'm fine". I'm not. I'm scared, confused and trying to put on a brave face for my family and friends. Thank Goodness for Pamela!